Door repair contractors, also known as door installer contractors or garage door mechanics, contract with clients to install, service or repair the opening and closing mechanisms of automatic and hydraulic doors.
Typically, only contractors require licenses, not the door mechanics who work for them. In some states, licensing requirements differ based on the setting. Those with a residential license may work only on residential properties, while those with a commercial license may work on commercial properties. Other states require the same license regardless of the setting, and this report records that license in both settings. Many states have contract minimums before the contractor’s license applies. See Appendix B for details.
License required by 29 states
47th most burdensome licensing requirements
45th most widely and onerously licensed occupation
Twenty-nine states license door repair contractors working on residential properties. On average, states require 343 days of education and experience, $320 in fees, and about one exam. All in all, 16 states require at least one exam—10 states require one exam and six (Arizona, California, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah) require two. These requirements rank as the 47th most burdensome.