Contracts and Miscellaneous Info
Minimum Elements of a Contract
Minimum Industry Standards
Advertising by Contractors
In any advertising for services, performed by licensed contractors, the following guidelines may be useful to prevent false and misleading advertisements.
- Any advertisement, including the name of the business, should not imply the name of a building trade or craft for which the contractor is not duly licensed.
- Advertisements, including the name of the business, should not imply that you can perform work outside the scope of work allowed under your license.
- Commercial and residential contracting are regulated separately, and therefore the license should be appropriate for the work you are promoting.
- All advertising, including websites, letterheads, business cards, fixed signs, mobile signs, other business forms and documents and radio and television commercials used in the conduct of business under your license should include the license number and the company name under which you are licensed. Written forms of advertising should include "ROC" preceding any license number.
Referencing the ROC on Websites
Internet websites referencing the Arizona Registrar of Contractors are requested to include hypertext links to https://roc.az.gov, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors' website.
Advertising by unlicensed contractors
Contracting or Advertising Without a License is a Crime.
Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) Fact Sheet from ADOR
TPT Fact Sheet
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) implemented changes to transaction privilege tax (TPT) licensing and reporting in 2016. These changes affect all Arizona-based businesses as well as those located outside of Arizona that sell to Arizona customers. As a licensed contracting professional doing business in Arizona, the information provided on ADOR's 2016 Fact Sheet may be of use to you.
Air Quality - Asbestos and Dust Regulations
State of Arizona
- Arizona Corporation Commission
Verify correct name use on the permits and notifications
Arizona Corporation Commission State of Arizona Public Access System
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) - Asbestos Information
- Arizona Department of Revenue Business Registration - Joint Tax Application
- US Dept. of Labor Occupational Health and Safety
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Information
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Region 9: Air Programs
- Federal Asbestos NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
- Bonding requirements FAQ, bond limits and regulations and list of businesses licensed to offer surety products in Arizona.
Historic Preservation Zones
Every year contractors and homeowners remodel homes that are zoned in Historic Preservation Zones throughout the State of Arizona. Did you know that most such homes are subject to strict land use codes which require special review processes that are required to be undertaken and approved before construction begins? Violation of the applicable land use codes and review processes could place property owners in jeopardy and result in expensive fines and court-ordered corrective remedies. So, be aware of where you are working and help your client-homeowners to seek the appropriate permissions according to all applicable codes and review processes before commencing any remodeling project for a home located in an Historic Preservation Zone.
Historic Preservation Links
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Notice: Arizona Solar Contractors
Solar Energy Device Warranties
Most contractors are aware that pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-1170.01 it is unlawful to install, alter, or repair a solar device without first qualifying as a solar contractor. Contractors should also be aware that A.R.S. § 44-1762 and A.R.S. § 44-1763 require those who manufacture, furnish for installation, or install a solar energy device to provide consumers a written statement of (1) warranty, (2) responsibilities assumed or disclaimed and (3) performance data of the solar energy device and its components.
The form of this statement is subject to approval by the Registrar of Contractors and a copy of the approved statement is to be kept on public file with the agency.
Questions regarding these written statements or their filing with the Registrar of Contractors should be directed to the Licensing Department at 602-542-1525.
Statute / Rule References for Qualifications of Solar Contractors
R4-9-102, R4-9-103, R4-9-104.
Article 4. Qualification of Solar Contractors
- § 32-1170. Definitions
- § 32-1170.01. Installation, alteration or repair of solar device without qualification as solar contractor prohibited
- § 32-1170.02. Qualification Examination
- § 44-1762. Solar energy device Warranties: Installation standards; Inspection
- § 44-1763. Distributed energy generation system agreements; disclosures; exception
Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule
EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers, and follow lead-safe work practices.
On October 27, 2015 EPA announced 75 enforcement actions from the past year for violation of the requirement that renovation contractors and training providers protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris. Be sure to stay current with training and certification requirements and to work lead-safe!
As many of you know, EPA extended the training expiration date for many certified renovators to accommodate its January 14, 2015 proposed change to the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. That amendment was approved and published in the Federal Register on February 17, 2016. Under the final rule, Renovators can take a refresher course without the hands-on training every other time they get certified. A course without hands-on training can be taken completely online. Renovators who take the online training will be certified for three years; renovators who take the hands-on training will be certified for five years. Modifying the hands-on requirement is designed to give renovators easier access to trainings, saving them time and money and possibly resulting in a higher number of renovators taking the refresher course.
Affected expiration dates are based on when the previous course was taken (see table below). Note: The extensions apply only to individual certifications, not to firm certifications.
|Renovator Training Expiration Information|
|Date Course Completed||Expiration|
|On or before March 31, 2010||March 31, 2016|
|From April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011||6 years from the date of course completion|
|On or after April 1, 2011||No extension provided - Expiration is 5 years from the date of course completion|
For more information, please call Nancy Kain, EPA's Regional Lead Coordinator, at 415-947-4280 or email her at [email protected].