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Consumer Guide: Working with Contractors
Building Construction Services > Consumer Guide: Working with Contractors
 
In order for a contractor to apply for a building permit or to work in Charlotte County, the contractor must have a valid contractor's license, general liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance. This is for EVERY type of contractor.
 
Just because an individual advertises in the phone book or newspaper, does not mean that they hold a contractor's license. Neither the phone company nor the newspapers verify that the contractors are licensed.

Licensed contractors obtain building permits for their work. This work is then required to be inspected by Charlotte County State Certified Building Inspectors which insures the consumer that the contractor has met all local and state building codes.
 
HOW TO IDENTIFY LICENSED CONTRACTORS
PROBLEMS HIRING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS
WARNING SIGNS A CONTRACTOR IS UNLICENSED
BEWARE OF HOME SOLICITATION SALES
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