New Michigan Law Eliminates Licensing Requirement for House Painters

A new Michigan law, taking effect Thursday, does not require house painters to have a license. 

The law removes painting and decorating from a list of trades covered by a state license for residential maintenance and alteration.

Michigan’s Senate fiscal agency says there were 432 contractors licensed.

Each of those contractors had to go through 60 hours of education and pass an exam.

The first license cost $195 and $150 renewal fee every three years.

Painters were forced to be licensed to prevent fraud, but do not need to be come Thursday.