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CONTRACTING QUESTIONS – HOT LINE 1 800 256-1392. Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. CONTRACTOR APPLICATIONS. Pick-up at 2525 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, La. 70808 Download at www.lslbc.louisiana.gov Request via mail 1 800 256-1392

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contracting questions hot line 1 800 256 1392

CONTRACTING QUESTIONS – HOT LINE 1 800 256-1392

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

contractor applications
CONTRACTOR APPLICATIONS
  • Pick-up at 2525 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, La. 70808
  • Download at www.lslbc.louisiana.gov
  • Request via mail 1 800 256-1392
  • Request via email [email protected] for commercial applications or
  • [email protected] for residential applications or home improvement registration applications
hire licensed contractors
HIRE LICENSED CONTRACTORS
  • Verify Licensure/Registration:
  • Phone 1 800 256-1392 or email us at [email protected]
  • Or [email protected]
  • Or visit our website at www.lslbc.louisiana.gov and follow contractor search features
louisiana citizen don t become a victim twice
LOUISIANA CITIZEN – DON’T BECOME A VICTIM “TWICE”
  • Check out your contractor – Contractors must be licensed to bid & perform work in Louisiana – Call 1 800 256-1392 or visit our website www.lslbc.louisiana.gov
  • Require a written contract
  • Require proof of General Liability & Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Never pay more than 10% downpayment in advance of project start
  • Pay invoices for actual work completed
  • Report complaints to Contractor Licensing Board at 1 800 256-1392 or email us at [email protected]
hiring a licensed contractor safety tips
HIRING A LICENSED CONTRACTOR? Safety Tips!
  • Get the name and business address and license number of the contractor
  • Verify the license with the La. Contractor Licensing Board at 1 800 256-1392 or visit us at www.lslbc.louisiana.gov
  • Get at least three bids for the project costs
  • Require a written contract
  • Estimated dates of start and completion
  • A description of the work to be performed
  • The total dollar amount to be paid to the contractor upon completion of work
  • Ask for lien releases for any subcontractors prior to paying a progress billing for the work. Verify lien releases with subcontractors
  • Document all your concerns before they become serious
  • The dollar amount of any downpayment (should not exceed $10,000 or no more than 10% whichever is less) and progress payments the contractor is entitled to collect during the project.
  • Never pay for construction not yet completed
  • Report complaints to 1 800 256-1392 or email us at [email protected]
out of state construction contractor did you know
OUT OF STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR! – Did You Know?
  • LA. R.S. 37:2150-2192 – The Contractor Licensing Law requires licensure or registration for commercial, residential, industrial, hazardous, mold remediation, and home improvement projects before bidding or performing work.
  • Obtain an application by downloading one from www.lslbc.louisiana.gov or by contacting the

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors at 1 800 256-1392 or emailing us at [email protected] or come by our office located at 2525 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PENALTIES CAN BE LEVIED AT 3% OF CONTRACT VALUE!

A cease and desist order can be issued!

AVOID COSTLY DELAYS AND LEGAL ISSUES!

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