For Immediate Release
March 30, 2023
Montpelier, VT — Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas is urging residential contractors to register with the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation (OPR). Pursuant to a law passed by the legislature last year, residential contractors working in Vermont who perform $10,000 or more worth of work inclusive of labor and materials must register with OPR.
“We have great, hard-working contractors here in Vermont,” said Secretary Copeland Hanzas. “Residential contractor registration was put in place by the legislature to protect Vermonters from any bad actors out there.”
The registration requirement applies to any contractor who performs residential construction where the estimated value is $10,000 or more, inclusive of labor and materials. Home contractors will also be required to maintain insurance and have a contract with the homeowner.
“OPR already regulates more than 50 professions in the state, so they are well-positioned to oversee the regulation of home contractors,” said Copeland Hanzas. “Obviously this is good for consumers, but it will also benefit contractors who register and can show potential customers they are in good standing.”
The registry of home contractors will provide information to the public and consumers about whether a contractor is registered and in good standing in the state.
Registration is open. For more information and to register, contractors should visit OPR’s Residential Contractor webpage https://sos.vermont.gov/residential-contractors/.
5 thoughts on “Secretary of state urges residential contractors to register with Office of Professional Regulation”
“by the legislature to protect Vermonters from any bad actors out there.” When fraudulent, corrupted officials and bureaucrats project they have morals and ethics. The irony behind this statement is uncanny. The real quandry now is who protects the people from bad actors pretending to have authority over the people?
By the time this new payroll tax goes through with the state budget you won’t be able to find any small contractors or be able to afford a large one anyway. Once again the working class is screwed. Thank you PROGRESSIVES and DEMOCRATS!
Bad contractors almost always get few contracts, because people usually get a contractor by referrals from friends and neighbors.
Those meddling in this informal setup, which has worked for hundreds of years, is not necessary
Also, reputable contractors are listed with the Better Business Bureau. The state should require all contractors be listed and graded.
The state is duplicating efforts already taken care of by BBB
Vermont is so anti-business.. it’s easy to see why there are so few.
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