SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

How do I spot and protect myself against a fraudulent contractor?

  • Only use contractors licensed by the state of California
  • Get a written estimate of costs and get estimates from more than one contractor
  • Demand and check references
  • Ask for proof of insurance (liability and Worker’s Compensation)
  • Insist on a written contract and refuse to sign a contract with blank spaces
  • Get any guarantees in writing
  • Make final payments only after the work is completed
  • Pay by check
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