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- Employees of contractors- Plumbers, electricians, architects, professional engineers, or anyone required by state or local law to obtain a "standard of competency" working solely in the field in which they are licensed.
You must pay a fee of $650 for a 2-year license, plus a one-time mandatory $50 contribution to the Home Improvement Restitution fund. See response to question #33 for an explanation of the Restitution Fund.
Any license, which has not been suspended or revoked, may be renewed for an additional period of two years from its expiration.
A $110 late fee will be charged to any renewal filed 15 days after license expiration.
Vendors are permitted to renew their licenses, up to three months after their license expires. The $110 late fee will be required. After three months, the vendor must make an appointment to speak with the Commissioner and Counsel, to discuss their late renewal application. If the vendor is allowed to renew late, their original expiration month and date remain, but they are deemed to be licensed continuously, with no lapse in license. No renewal of a license will be allowed if the vendor applies more than one calendar year following expiration.
A SUPPLEMENTARY license will be issued for each additional place of business in Nassau. The fee is $110.00 for each supplemental license.
A DUPLICATE license will be issued. There is a $60 fee for each duplicate license.
Yes. Failure to do so is a VIOLATION. It is ALSO a VIOLATION to do business in a name other than the one in which you are licensed.
- Failure to perform and complete the job --under contract.- Any fraud involving the contract or any other document relating to the home improvement transaction.
You must report this to the Nassau Department of Consumer Affairs within ten days. Upon notification, the Department of Consumer Affairs may order a hearing to determine the continued validity of your license. Failure to report within ten days is an immediate suspension of license.
- Willful manipulation of assets or accounts. - Fraud or bribery in securing a license. - Making of a false statement in applying for a license. - Failure to display license as required by law. - If you are not financially responsible or you or your management are not of good character.
Pursuant to and in accordance with Nassau County Administrative Code Section 21-11.9(13), a home improvement contractor, must furnish the homeowner with a fully completed copy of any contract pertaining to such sale at the time of its execution, which is in the same language, e.g. Spanish, as was principally used in the oral sales presentation, and which shows the date of the transaction, and contains the name and address of the contractor, and in immediate proximity to the space reserved in the contract for the signature of the homeowner, and in BOLD FACE type font of a minimum size of 10 points, a statement in substantially the following form:
THREE-DAY RIGHT TO CANCEL
OBLIGATION, AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE DATE OF THIS TRANSACTION. TO CANCEL THIS TRANSACTION, GIVE “WRITTEN NOTICE” OF CANCELLATION TO THE CONTRACTOR. POSTAL MAIL, TEXT, OR E-MAIL, ARE ALL ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF WRITTEN NOTICE. I HAVE READ THE ABOVE THREE-DAY RIGHT TO CANCEL NOTICE: ____________________
Notice of cancellation shall be sufficient if it indicates the intention of the homeowner not to be bound to the transaction. Notice delivered by postal mail, text message, or email, are all acceptable methods of providing written notice of cancellation.
(b) If the homeowner cancels, any property traded in, any payments made by the homeowner under the contract or sale, and any negotiable instrument executed by the homeowner must be returned within ten (10) business days following receipt by the contractor of the homeowner’s notice of cancellation, and any security interest arising out of the transaction will be cancelled.
(c) In no such event shall a contractor begin work or deliver goods prior to three (3) days from the signing of this contract unless the homeowner furnishes the contractor with a separate, dated and signed, personal statement, describing a situation requiring immediate remedy and expressly acknowledging and waiving the right to cancel within three (3) business days.
This fund is used to compensate homeowners who have obtained final legal judgments or final awards in arbitration against a LICENSED CONTRACTOR ONLY and have been unable to collect. You must file a complaint with DCA prior to filing in court. The maximum amount allowed for restitution is $10,000.
NO. It will not be reissued until you have paid back any monies paid out by the fund and you have satisfied any other requirements.
The Nassau County Administrative Code Title D 21-10 to 21-11. Rules and Regulations Relating to the Home Improvement business.
Please see the Home Improvement Application Instructions, and the Rules and Regulations Relating to the Home Improvement Business.