While there are statewide laws for home improvement contracts & County / City laws, do not forget to also check your local municipality for their laws as well. Pursuant to General Business Law 775, local laws are permissible regulating home improvement contractors provided their are not inconsistent with State laws. So, a contractor may need to also be licensed on the local level. Additionally, there may be required contract provisions for your job.
While we have substantial damage from the storm throughout the region & need repairs, its important to ensure that these consumer protection statutes are followed by contractors along the way.