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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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