SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

FAQ Topic: Contractors

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 … Continued

How do I know if a contractor is licensed?

Check with the Department of Consumer Affairs to find out how to select a licensed, qualified contractor; check the status of a contractor license; negotiate a clear contract; prevent disputes and mechanics liens; and resolve contractor disputes.

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