"Home Improvement" means repair, maintenance, replacement, remodeling, alteration, conversion, modernization, or addition to any land or building, or that portion thereof, which is used as a private residence or dwelling place for not more than three families, and other improvements to structures or upon land which is adjacent to a dwelling, and shall include, but not be limited to, the installation, construction, replacement or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, porches, garages, sheds, central heating or air conditioning systems, vacuum cleaning systems, windows and awnings, sandblasting, power washing, waterproofing, floor refinishing, chimney cleaning, interior and/or exterior painting, carpet installation, and gardening/landscaping, when the gardener/landscaper uses his/her own equipment in the conduct of his/her business and uses his/her vehicle to transport such equipment.
Who Must Be Licensed?
OCA issues licenses to contractors conducting home improvement business in Nassau County. Home Improvement is a broad term that includes, but is not limited to the following areas of work:
air conditioning & heating systems
ceramic tile & marble installers
cesspool builders & cleaners
chimney/fireplace builders, repairs, cleaners
doors, windows, awnings
dry wall contractors
fences and railings
fire escape stairs & ladders
floor installation & refinishing (including sub-floors)
lawn irrigation contractors
paving and driveway seal coating
power washers & sandblasters
retaining wall contractors
swimming pool (building, installing and maintenance)
vacuum cleaner central systems
For more information or a copy of the actual LAW, call (516) 571-3871 or come in person to the Office of Consumer Affairs at 240 Old Country Road , Mineola, NY 11501. To view the Law online, click HERE.