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Licensed Professions & Regulated Activities

Many professions, activities and businesses are regulated by the state or local government. Occupations and businesses may be licensed, certified, registered, accredited, or inspected. Moreover, many professions are regulated by professional associations in addition to, or instead of, the state.

People who serve on state boards and commissions that license or otherwise certify those in a regulated profession or activity are generally nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council. Board appointees are practitioners, individuals with certain expertise, and interested consumers representing the general public.

Regulation of businesses and professions ranges from simple certification of credentials to strict policing of business and ethical practices. The powers of the boards and commissions vary. If you have a complaint about a business, activity or profession, you can contact the appropriate licensing or regulating board or commission to find out what it can do to help you get your complaint resolved. Sometimes the board or commission can provide extensive help, but sometimes it may have to refer you to another agency, small claims court, or advise you to contact a lawyer.

The following is a listing of the activities and professions regulated in some way by the state of New Hampshire.

These Professions Or Businesses Are Regulated …
By This Board Or Commission
Accountants, Certified Public NH Board of Accountancy
78 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8518
603-271-3286
Acupuncturist Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building
Concord, NH 03301-3857
603-271-0277
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor NH Board of Licensed Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3861
603-271-6107
Ambulance Attendants Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4569
Amusement Park Rides Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety
NH Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
603-223-4289
Animal Shelters NH Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry
25 Capitol Street, 2nd floor
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3551
Architects Joint Board of Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors and Natural Scientists
57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2219
FAX: 603-271-6690
Asbestos Abatement Contractors and Inspectors Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4609
Athletic Trainers Athletic Professional Trainers Governing Board
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-8389
Attorneys NH Supreme Court
1 Noble Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6160
603-271-2646
Auctioneers NH Board of Auctioneers
107 North Main Street, Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242
Audiologists NH Board of Hearing Care Providers
8 Fillmore Road
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0418
603-433-7512
Bail Bondsmen Bureau of Securities Regulation
25 Capitol Street, Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
1-800-994-4200 or 603-271-1463
Bakeries Bureau of Food Protection
Licensing and Regulation Services
NH Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4814
Banks, State-Chartered NH Banking Department
64B Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3561
FAX: 603-271-0750
Barbers Barbering, Cosmetology and Aesthetics Board
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8512
603-271-3608
Bars or Taverns Liquor Commission
50 Storrs Street
PO Box 503
Concord, NH 03302
603-271-3755
Bars or Taverns (Food) See Bakeries
Beauticians See Barbers
Bed and Breakfasts See Bakeries
Beverage and Bottled Water Products See Bakeries
Bingo Halls NH Lottery Commission
14 Integra Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3391
Body Art Practitioners Health Facilities Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3021
Bricklayers Division of Safety, NH Department of Labor
95 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3836
603-271-3176
Carnivals See Amusement Park Rides
Caterers See Bakeries
Certified Public Accountants See Accountants
Child Care Providers and Teachers Bureau of Child Care Licensing
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4624 or toll free 1-800-852-3345
Child Care Facilities See Child Care Providers
Chiropractors Chiropractic Board of Examiners
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4560
Contractors NH Builders and Remodelers Association
(Professional Trade Association)
119 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-0351
FAX: 603-228-1877
E-mail: info@hbranh.com
Cordwood Sales Bureau of Weights and Measures
NH Department of Agriculture
25 Capital Street
P.O. Box 2042
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3551
FAX: 603-271-1109
Cosmetologists See Barbers
Dental Hygienists Board of Dental Examiners
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8520
1-800-852-3345 (toll free) or 603-271-4561
FAX: 603-271-6702
Dentists See Dental Hygienists
Detectives, Private NH State Police, License and Permits Division
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
603-271-3575
Dieticians Board of Licensed Dieticians
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-5127 or toll free 1-800-852-3345 ext 5127
Dog Trainers, Greyhound Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission
Carrigain Commons, Third Floor
244 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-5041
603-271-2158
Driver Education Instructors Division of Motor Vehicles
Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2485
Drug Abuse Counselors See Alcohol Abuse Counselors
Electricians

NH Electricians' Board
NH Joint Board
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2219

Electric Utility Companies NH Public Utilities Commission
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301
1-800-852-3793 (toll free)
E-mail: puc@state.nh.us
Electrologists Licensing and Regulative Services
Office of Program Support
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-6527
603-271-5127
Embalmers Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4648
Emergency Medical Technicians See Ambulance Attendants
Engineers See Architects
Esthetician See Barbers
Explosive Workers/Blasters NH State Police, Permits and License Unit
33 Hazen Drive, Room 16
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3575
Finance Companies See Banks, State-Chartered
Firefighters NH Division of Fire Standards and Training
NH Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2661
Fireworks
Display Specialist
See Explosives Workers/Blasters
Food Scales See Cordwood Sales
Food Service Establishments See Bakeries
Foresters See Architects
Funeral Directors See Embalmers
Gas Stations/Pumps See Cordwood Sales
Gas Utility Companies See Electric Utility Companies
Geologist, Professional See Architects
Grocery Stores See Bakeries
Guards See Detectives, Private
Guides, Hunting and Fishing Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6500
603-3129
Hair Stylists See Barbers
Hawkers See Auctioneers
Hazardous Waste Management Waste Management Division
Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0095
603-271-2900
FAX: 603-271-2181
Health Facilities Bureau of Health Facilities Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3857
603-271-4592
FAX: 603-271-4968
Hearing Aid Dealers See Audiologists
Home Food Manufacturers and Processors See Bakeries
Insurance Adjusters NH Insurance Department
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2261
FAX: 603-271-1406
Insurance Agents and Brokers See Insurance Adjusters
Land Surveyors See Architects
Lay Midwives See Alcohol Abuse Counselors
Liquor Stores, Sellers See Bars, Taverns
Lottery Ticket Sellers See Bingo Halls
Manicurists See Barbers
Marital Mediators Family Mediator Certification Board
25 Capital Street, Room 424
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-6593
Marriage and Family Therapists Mental Health Practice Board
117 Pleasant Street – Dolloff Building
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-6762
Massage Practitioners Office of Program Support
NH Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-5127
Medical Examiners See Chiropractors
Mental Health Counselors See Marriage and Family Therapists
Midwives NH Midwifery Council
585 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229
603-224-0049
Mobile Food Units See Bakeries
Mortgage Companies See Banks, State-Chartered
Naturopaths See Massage Practitioners
Notaries Public NH Secretary of State
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242
Nurseries NH Department of Agriculture
PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302
603-271-3351
FAX: 603-271-1109
Nurses Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301-2431
603-271-2323
FAX: 603-271-6599
Nursing Assistants, Certified See Nurses
Nursing Home Administrators Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 8
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4728
Occupational Therapists See Athletic Trainers
Occupational Therapist Assistants See Athletic Trainers
Oil Burner Servicers and Installers See Bricklayers
Ophthalmic Dispenser Licensing and Regulative Services
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-5127
Opticians Board of Registration in Optometry
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite #8
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2428
Optometrists See Opticians
Osteopaths (D.O.) See Chiropractors
Paramedics See Ambulance Attendants
Pastoral Counselors See Marriage and Family Therapists
Pawnbrokers See Auctioneers
Peddlers See Auctioneers
Pesticide Dealers and Manufacturers Division of Pesticide Control
NH Department of Agriculture
25 Capital Street, 2nd floor
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3551
Pet Stores, Sales See Animal Shelters
Pharmacists Board of Pharmacy
57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8518
603-271-2350
FAX: 603-271-2856
E-mail: pharmacy.board@nh.gov
Physical Therapists See Athletic Trainers
Physical Therapist Assistants See Athletic Trainers
Physicians See Chiropractors
Physician Assistants See Chiropractors
Plant Dealers See Nurseries
Plumbers

Mechanical Safety Section
Building Safety & Construction
Division of Fire Safety
Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-223-4289
E-mail: mechanicalinfo@dos.nh.gov

Podiatrists Board of Registration in Podiatry
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite #8
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-1203
Private Investigators See Detectives, Private
Psychologists See Marriage and Family Therapists
Radiologists See Chiropractors
Real Estate Appraisers NH Real Estate Appraiser Board
25 Capitol Street, Room 426
Concord, NH 03301-6312
603-271-6186
Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons Real Estate Commission
25 Capital Street, Room 434,
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2701
FAX: 603-271-1093
Respiratory Therapists See Athletic Trainers
Restaurants See Bakeries
Restaurants with Liquor Licenses See Bars, Taverns
Retail Food Stores See Bakeries
Scales, Food See Cordwood Sales
   
School Cafeterias See Bakeries
Securities Salespersons/Dealers Bureau of Securities Regulation
Department of State
State House Annex, Suite 317A, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-1463
Security Guards See Detectives, Private
Shellfish Processors See Bakeries
Social Workers See Marriage and Family Therapists
Speech Pathologists See Athletic Trainers
Stock Brokers See Bail Bondsmen
Surgeons See Chiropractors
Tattoo Practitioners See Health Facilities
Teacher Certification Bureau of Credentialing
Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3494
FAX: 603-271-1953
Telegraph Companies See Electric Utility Companies
Telephone Companies See Electric Utility Companies
Truck Scales See Cordwood Sales
Veterinarians Board of Veterinary Medicine
25 Capital Street/PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302
603-271-3706
FAX: 603-271-1109
Veterinary Hospitals See Veterinarians
Water Pump Installers Water Well Board
Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302
603-271-3503
FAX: 603-271-2867
Water Treatment Plant Operators Water Division
Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3503
FAX: 603-271-2867
Water Utility Companies See Electric Utility Companies
Weights and Measures See Cordwood Sales
Well Drillers See Water Pump Installers
Workers' Compensation NH Department of Labor
95 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3836
603-271-3176 or toll-free 1-800-272-4353
Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing NH Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
78 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3471
Investment Brokers See Bail Bondsmen
Itinerant Vendors See Auctioneers
Justices of the Peace NH Secretary of State
107 North Maine Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242

 

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