FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
AZ ROC Participates in National Effort to Curb Unlicensed Activity and Educate the Public
PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 1, 2021) – On Fri., June 18, 2021, Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) performed a statewide enforcement effort aimed at educating businesses and property owners about Arizona’s contracting laws. AZ ROC’s participation represented one of many states participating in their own efforts, all in coordination with the National Association of Contractor Licensing Agencies (NASCLA).
AZ ROC dedicated 15 two-person teams of investigators to make contact with contractors, unlicensed entities and property owners to increase outreach, provide education, and when necessary, issue warnings or violations.
The 30 investigators concentrated efforts in Maricopa, Coconino, Yavapai, Gila, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties and made contact with 236 individuals, including 30 homeowners, 184 contractors, 9 unlicensed entities, 5 business property owners, 5 building officials and 3 law enforcement officers.
The vast majority of contacts are described as educational in nature. AZ ROC did however issue over 30 warning letters for violations such as contracting without a license, aiding and abetting unlicensed entities and working outside the scope of a license.
Director of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Jeff Fleetham stated, “A remodeling project is one of the most expensive things a home or property owner will do, and yet many are unaware the contractor they hire needs a license. The goal of concentrated efforts like this and the territory management our investigators do every day is to make sure Arizona property owners and businesses know Arizona’s contracting laws and where they can go with questions.”