State Warning Wall Fire Victims About Unlicensed Repairmen

Many of those displaced by fire over the last week are now returning home to find their property damaged or destroyed.  That has officials with the Contractors State License Board working to protect victims from further loss.

...get three bids, verify that the contractors you choose are licensed..."

The CSLB's Rick Lopes said if you are looking to hire out repair work, get three bids, verify that the contractors you choose are licensed, and be careful how much front money you give the contractor to get started.

Photo courtesy California Contractors State License Board

Governor Brown recently made an emergency declaration that makes it a felony for repairmen to contract without a license in the Wall Fire burn area.  Violators could spend 16 months in prison or be fined up to $10,000.

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