jurisdiction does not usually grant
the licensee the right to do construction work in another state.
Most jurisdictions require applicants to take a written examination and to prove the financial ability to operate a contracting business. Contractors may be required to provide a surety bond,
proof of insurance, financial statements, letters of reference, and proof of experience.
Recently, state and local governments have revamped efforts to prevent the operation of unlicensed contractors through state-run task forces and campaigns to increase public awareness.
Unlicensed contractors may face harsh civil and criminal penalties for operating without a license.
For example, in California, an unlicensed contractor may not recover any compensation for their work, and a party may recover all compensation paid to the unlicensed contractor.
Other penalties include a misdemeanor charge, up to six months in jail and a potential administrative fine of up to $15,000 dollars.
Contractor fined $12,500 for home remodeling project without proper license in Indiana
Warnings to consumers to look out for unlicensed contractors
Our team stays up-to-date with changing requirements and forms so you can focus on the job at hand.
You save money because we will complete applications faster (this is our area of expertise!) and you don’t have to waste expensive hours of in-house staff or your own time on your construction/contractor's license applications.
We ensure your application is filed correctly with the proper authority on the first attempt. Dealing with rejections can be time consuming.