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    permits

    In New Jersey, who is responsible to get the permits, the contractor or
    homeowner?
    My contractor told me its my responsibility to get the permits. So I called
    my township and they told me I have to pick up application and have
    the contractor sign it, send it back to them to review before the contractor
    is allow to do the install.
    Does this sound correct?

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    Is this a licensed contractor?

    Since he has to sign it I think he would handle it,as we doo here in Florida.

    Unlicensed guys sometimes ask the homeowner to pull the permit as an owner/contractor ,as if they were doing the work themselves,not a good thing,IMHO.

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    well

    Do homeowners typically ask..."Are you a licensed contractor?"
    Of course they're gonna say "yes"...right??

    How do I find out if he is licensed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankswin View Post
    How do I find out if he is licensed?
    My state government has a division that licenses contractors in the various trades and you can search by company name or by person's name for contractors' licenses. If they company has a website, their license number(s) is/are likely listed there and can be confirmed with your state agency that does the licensing. You can also see complaints and problems on my state's contractor licensing website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankswin View Post
    Do homeowners typically ask..."Are you a licensed contractor?"
    Of course they're gonna say "yes"...right??

    How do I find out if he is licensed?

    in NJ contractors MUST be registered as home improvement contractors.

    license # MUST be on ALL proposals, contracts, trucks and advertising.

    if #s are not on those items he is probably not licensed.

    we get all of our own permits and customer pays us for them, to many variables from town to town to try and include them in the price of the job.

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    FYI

    Some contractors may charge separately for permits (usually because the permit fees vary from town to town).

    And, yes you should ask if the guy is licensed. That's the first thing out of my mouth on a service or sales call.

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    In NJ a contractor CANNOT pull permits if he/they are not licensed by the Div of Consumer Affairs.

    If he is not willing to get them for you, he may not be licensed.

    You can check to see if they are licensed here:

    http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/consu...searchentry.pl

    HVAC is licensed under "Home Improvment Contractors" unless they are plumbers, which is a "Master Plumbers" license.
    It Is What It Is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustawrench1 View Post
    In NJ a contractor CANNOT pull permits if he/they are not licensed by the Div of Consumer Affairs.

    If he is not willing to get them for you, he may not be licensed.

    You can check to see if they are licensed here:

    http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/consu...searchentry.pl
    Hey busta..how come you're listed in the MOST WANTED catagory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustawrench1 View Post
    In NJ a contractor CANNOT pull permits if he/they are not licensed by the Div of Consumer Affairs.

    If he is not willing to get them for you, he may not be licensed.

    You can check to see if they are licensed here:

    http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/consu...searchentry.pl

    HVAC is licensed under "Home Improvment Contractors" unless they are plumbers, which is a "Master Plumbers" license.


    just checked to make sure i was there.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    just checked to make sure i was there.........
    What? You under most wanted too...?

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    Another thing could be: Maybe the permit process there is a pain in the butt and takes a lot of time to do (ie not enough employees at the building dept.). If it takes them 1 hour or more to do, they could be just trying to keep costs to a bare minimum. (or they could be unlicensed )
    I used to waste upwards of 45 min at our local BD. Now we just fax them in and, while it takes them 1 to 2 days to turn around, no more wasted time in line. Give em our visa and we're gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartdude View Post
    Another thing could be: Maybe the permit process there is a pain in the butt and takes a lot of time to do (ie not enough employees at the building dept.). If it takes them 1 hour or more to do, they could be just trying to keep costs to a bare minimum. (or they could be unlicensed )
    I used to waste upwards of 45 min at our local BD. Now we just fax them in and, while it takes them 1 to 2 days to turn around, no more wasted time in line. Give em our visa and we're gold.
    Bartdude,

    Where the heck is that, Hooterville?

    I get a permit in five minutes when my turn comes up in line.

    Why so long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Hey busta..how come you're listed in the MOST WANTED catagory?
    'Cause I'm so good it's criminal!
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