When Tim contacted Ask Annissa to say his business was about to open and he wanted to know if he needed any specific licensing, Annissa Coy cautioned him, part of the answer will shock or surprise you.

At the base level, everyone should have a business license, according to Annissa Coy, co-creator of Firehouse Education. But, even there, the rules can vary by state, municipality, or other governing body.

What about restoration operations specifically? Again, the answer is, “It depends.” Check out Annissa’s video “Ask Annissa: Does My Restoration Business Need a License?” to learn more about her recommended response to the licensing question.