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Hiring a Contractor

Find out what you need to know before hiring a contractor, learn what a contractor should be responsible for, and get the facts about what licenses, certificates, and professional training the contractor should possess before you sign an agreement. The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation publication "What Should You Know Before You Hire A Contractor" provides information you should review before hiring a contractor to perform work on your property.

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

Contractor License (Virginia requirements to obtain a permit)

Tradesmen Certificate (Individual Licenses & Certificates)

Contractors performing work are required to be licensed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).  Check out these publications: 

 "Anyone who tries to talk you into getting your own building permit is not doing you any favors. Licensed contractors should obtain all building permits, not the consumer. The permit holder becomes the general contractor and assumes responsibility for the overall job – which may include taxes, workers’ compensation, and other legal liabilities. Unless you are very experienced in construction, it is best to leave these matters to your licensed contractor – and insist the contractor obtains all necessary building permits."


 

301 King St., Suite 4200
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4200
Fax: 703.838.3880

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virginia Paving Hotline
703.906.9918