BV Home Services LLC

Handyman and More

(NM license #3998)

Here are the laws for the State of New Mexico regarding licensed handymen

Any person holding a Handyman 's Certificate may perform any of the following:

  • Minor or inconsequential repairs to buildings or other structures (no structural repairs).
  • Repair holes in interior walls
  • Repair broken windows and doors (no replacement).
  • Repair portions of porches and decks (no structural work or complete replacement).
  • Repair wooden or concrete stairs/steps (no complete replacement).
  • Repair siding excluding any work on stucco.

Any person holding a Handyman's Certificate may NOT PERFORM any of the following:

  • Advertise as a contractor or impart to the general public he is any manner qualified to engage in the business of contracting.
  • Work on any projects as a sub-contractor to a licensed contractor.
  • Add on a room to an existing building or remodel any portion of an existing room or building.
  • Build or erect an entire building or any other structure such as a porch, deck, shed, gazebo or other garden structure.
  • Perform any kind of roof construction or roof repair.
  • Perform any kind of stucco application or stucco repair.
  • Use the services of others, or hire employees or sub-contractors.
  • Combine with others, including other handyman certificate holders, to accomplish work.
  • Perform any plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work.
  • Work on more than one undertaking at a time.
  • Build a driveway.

Links to the NM website

A person who holds a New Mexico handyman certificate may not advertise contractor services, build a driveway, perform roof repair/construction, hire employees/subcontractors, or build porches, sheds, decks, gazebos, and garden structures. Certified handyman professionals in New Mexico may not perform over $7,200 of work per year.

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**NOTE** FENCING, FIXTURES/CABINETS/MILLWORK, FLOORING, PAINTING, SANDBLASTING, TILE, WELDING, AND NON-REPAIR TYPE SERVICES SUCH AS CLEANING, HAULING & YARDWORK ARE EXEMPT FROM LICENSING AND HANDYMAN REQUIREMENTS

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