According to their website, the mission of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors is "...to promote quality construction by Arizona contractors through a licensing and regulatory system designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public."
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors was established in 1931. The agency is self-funded by the revenue generated by licensing fees.
Who Has to Get a License From the Arizona Registrar of Contractors?
From the Arizona Registrar of Contractors website: "Any business which contracts or offers to contract to build, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, development or improvement, or to do any part of the work must be a licensed contractor....'Contractor' includes subcontractors, floor covering contractors, landscape contractors and consultants representing themselves as having the ability to supervise or manage a construction project for the benefit of the property owner."
When Must a Contractor Get a License?
In Arizona, a contractor must be licensed through the Registrar of Contractors to legally perform construction, home repair and remodeling jobs that require a building permit or when the total project cost is $1,000 or more.
Who Can Use The Services of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors?
Anyone who wants to find out of there is an existing report on a contractor can use the Arizona Registrar of Contractors database. When you are unable to resolve a dispute with a contractor through normal interaction, it may be necessary to file a formal complaint with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. As a general rule, a complaint about defects in workmanship must be filed within two years of the completion of the project or occupancy of the structure.
What Will an Arizona Registrar of Contractors Report Tell You?
An Arizona Registrar of Contractors report includes basic business information about the business. You can see how long the person or business has had a contractor's license, and see if there are any open/closed complaints filed against the contractor. Of course, you can't tell if an open complaint is justified or not.
Can I Visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors In Person?
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors maintains offices around the State of Arizona. Here are the locations. Hours vary.
For more information in Phoenix about the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, visit them online or call 602-542-1525 or 1-877-MYAZROC (1-877-692-9762).
All requirements mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.