Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home Repairs & the Law - License Requirement in Suffolk County

All home improvement contractors in Suffolk County need to be licensed to perform the following services, among others:
Arborists
Awnings
Basements
Cabinet Makers
Carpentry
Driveways
Dormers
Extensions
Excavating
Flag Poles
Exterminating
Fumigation
Flooring
Insulation
Garages
Landscapers
Kitchens
Painting
Masonry
Roofing
Railings
Siding
Storms & Screens
Tree services
Swimming Pools
Tennis Courts
Termite Control
Tile Installers
Weatherproofing
Waterproofing


Check your contractor's licensing & open complaints by contacting Office of Consumer Affairs at (631) 853-4600. There are more than 12,000 licensed vendors, so you can certainly find one for your job. Remember, if your contractor is unlicensed, they cannot enforce your home improvement contract against you & they are subject to arrest & prosecution.