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Going to hire someone for work around the house or build a new home?  Read this.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD, NEVADA HAS ABSOLUTELY NO LEGAL PROVISION FOR
ANYONE TO HIRE A HANDYMAN.  ONLY LICENSED CONTRACTORS CAN PERFORM WORK IN THIS CAPACITY, REGARDLESS
OF THE COST FOR THE WORK.

HOWEVER YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL TOWN OR CITY FOR LICENSING EXCEPTIONS.

    NRS 624.700 Engaging in business or submitting bid without license unlawful; prosecution; damages; bid submitted in violation of section void.
      1.  It is unlawful for any person or combination of persons to:
      (a) Engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor within this state; or
      (b) Submit a bid on a job situated within this state,
Êwithout having an active license therefor as provided in this chapter, unless that person or combination of persons is exempted from licensure pursuant to NRS 624.031.
      2.  The district attorneys in this state shall prosecute all violations of this section which occur in their respective counties, unless the violations are prosecuted by the Attorney General. Upon the request of the Board, the Attorney General shall prosecute any violation of this section in lieu of prosecution by the district attorney.

CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOU

      NRS 624.520 Contractor to notify owner of rights related to account; written statement; administrative fine for noncompliance.
      1.  A residential contractor shall notify an owner with whom he contracts of the rights of the owner pursuant to NRS 624.400 to 624.560, inclusive, including, without limitation, providing a written statement explaining those rights in any agreement or contract for qualified services. The written statement must be in substantially the following form:

DISCLOSURES
      NRS 624.600 Required disclosures by general building contractor. A general building contractor shall provide in writing to the owner of a single_family residence with whom he has contracted:
      1.  The name, license number, business address and telephone number of:
      (a) All subcontractors with whom he has contracted on the project; and
      (b) All persons who furnish material of the value of $500 or more to be used in the project.

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION RECOVERY FUND
Payment may be available from the Recovery Fund if you are damaged financially by a project performed on your residence pursuant to a contract, including construction, remodeling, repair or other improvements, and the damage resulted from certain specified violations of Nevada law by a contractor licensed in this state. To obtain information relating to the Recovery Fund and filing a claim for recovery from the Recovery Fund, you may contact the State Contractorsí Board at the following locations:

State Contractorsí Board                           State Contractorsí Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100                 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Reno, Nevada 89521                                  Henderson, Nevada 89074
Telephone number: (775) 688_1141          Telephone number: (702) 486_1100

      2.  The Board may impose upon a contractor an administrative fine:
      (a) Of not more than $100 for the first violation of subsection 1; and
      (b) Of not more than $250 for a second or subsequent violation of subsection 1.
      3.  The Board shall deposit any money received pursuant to this section in the account established pursuant to NRS 624.470.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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