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§ 517.4. Procedures for registration as a contractor

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 73 P.S. Trade and CommerceEffective: October 22, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14B. Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act
Effective: October 22, 2014
73 P.S. § 517.4
§ 517.4. Procedures for registration as a contractor
(a) Application.--
(1) A person shall apply to the bureau in writing or electronically via a secure Internet connection, if permitted by the bureau, on a form provided by the bureau. The application shall include the following information:
(i) For an individual applicant, all of the following:
(A) Name.
(B) Date of birth.
(C) Home address and home telephone number.
(D) Driver's license number, a copy of an identification card issued by the state in which the individual resides or other form of identification as permitted by the bureau.
(E) Business name, address and telephone number.
(F) Federal employer identification number, if applicable.
(G) Social Security number.
(H) All prior business names and addresses of home improvement businesses operated by the individual.
(ii) For a general partnership applicant, all of the following:
(A) Name of each partner.
(B) Date of birth of each partner.
(C) Home address and home telephone number of each partner.
(D) Driver's license number or a copy of an identification card issued by the state in which the partner resides, of each partner.
(E) Partnership name, address and telephone number.
(F) Federal employer identification number, if applicable.
(G) Social Security number of each partner.
(H) All prior business names and addresses of home improvement businesses operated by the applicant and each partner.
(iii) For a corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership, all of the following:
(A) Name of each officer, manager and general partner.
(B) Date of birth of each officer, manager and general partner.
(C) Home address and home telephone number of each officer, manager and general partner.
(D) Driver's license number or a copy of an identification card issued by the state in which the individual resides, of each officer, manager and general partner.
(E) Entity's name, address and telephone number.
(F) Federal employer identification number, if applicable.
(G) Social Security number of each officer, manager and general partner.
(H) Name of each director or each individual holding greater than a 5% equity interest in the entity.
(I) All prior business names and addresses of home improvement businesses operated by each officer, manager and general partner.
(iv) For an out-of-State corporation, limited liability or limited partnership, the name and address of the entity's resident agent or registered office provider within this Commonwealth and any registration number or license number issued to the entity by its home state or political subdivision of such other state, if applicable.
(v) For a joint venture applicant, the name, address and telephone number of the joint venture, as well as the name, address and telephone number of each party to the joint venture. When the parties to a joint venture include business entities, the information required from such entities pursuant to paragraph (2) and subsection (b) shall also be provided.
(vi) A complete description of the nature of the contracting business of the applicant.
(vii) A statement whether:
(A) The individual or individuals making application, even if doing so as part of a business entity application, has ever been convicted of a criminal offense related to a home improvement transaction, fraud, theft, a crime of deception or a crime involving fraudulent business practices, as well as a statement whether the applicant has ever filed a petition in bankruptcy or, within the last ten years, received a final civil judgment entered against the applicant or businesses in which the applicant held an interest that was related to a home improvement transaction.
(B) The applicant's certificate or a similar certificate or license issued by any other state or political subdivision thereof has ever been revoked or suspended pursuant to an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction and, if so, the current status of the certificate or similar certificate or license. The statement required by this clause shall include the same information with respect to any other business in which the person making application has or has ever had an interest.
(viii) Whether within the last ten years the applicant has ever been suspended or debarred from participating in any Federal, State, local or not-for-profit program through which public funding or other assistance is provided to owners for home improvements.
(ix) Proof of liability insurance covering personal injury in an amount not less than $50,000 and insurance covering property damage caused by the work of a home improvement contractor in an amount not less than $50,000. For the purpose of this subparagraph, proof of insurance may include information attested to by an applicant that the applicant is self-insured and the bureau shall develop forms for this purpose and make them available to applicants. The bureau may determine the sufficiency of the self-insurance and the manner in which it is maintained in compliance with this act.
(2) Information requested in paragraph (1)(i) through (v) shall be for a ten-year period, prior to the time of registration. The applicant shall provide information prior to the last ten years or, as further clarification of the information provided, if the bureau requests such information.
(b) Reporting of multiple registrations or licensures.--Any registered contractor in this Commonwealth who is registered or licensed as a home improvement contractor in any other state, or political subdivision thereof, shall report this information to the bureau on the initial registration and biennial registration application. Any disciplinary action taken in such other jurisdiction shall be reported to the bureau on the initial registration application or, if such action occurred subsequent to submission of an initial application, on the biennial registration application or within 90 days of final disposition, whichever is sooner. Multiple registrations or licensures shall be noted by the bureau on the contractor's registration, and such state, or political subdivision thereof, shall be notified by the bureau of any disciplinary actions taken against such contractor in this Commonwealth.
(c) Reporting of changes in registration information.--Any contractor required to register under this act shall update the information required to be included in the contractor's application for registration within 30 days after any change in the required information. No fee shall be required for updating the information in an active registration.

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2008, Oct. 17, P.L. 1645, No. 132, § 4, effective July 1, 2009. Amended 2011, July 7, P.L. 262, No. 52, § 2, imd. effective; 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2567, No. 160, § 2, imd. effective.
73 P.S. § 517.4, PA ST 73 P.S. § 517.4
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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