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Friday, January 22, 2016

New C-1 Classification for Handymen and Light Remodels

The Contractors State License Board is considering adding a classification of license that addresses the gap between light general work, such as handyman and light remodels, and more extensive general building such as additions and new construction. It is still in meetings and it is unsure at this point whether it will be approved. The idea is that a person who does general building work that does not include structural (load bearing) framing and is less than $15,000.00 (the new amount of a contractor's bond) will be able to legally contract. The problem currently is that a person who does construction that doesn't involve framing can't qualify for a B-General Building license but is required to be licensed to do work that is $500.00 or more. More on this issue soon.

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