Construction Law for Arizona Contractors
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors professes to be a government body designed to improve the quality of contractors and of construction in the State of Arizona. If you are a contractor, you should realize that the Registrar is a regulatory agency. In effect, the Registrar acts as something of a consumer protection agency for those who deal with contractors. What this means is that the Registrar can be a tool for homeowners, subcontractors and others to compel a contractor to perform its work to a certain minimum professional standard.
Unfortunately, contractors can also be abused by the Registrar, particularly if they do not understand the process and meticulously follow the Registrar’s rules after a complaint is filed against their license. If you are an Arizona contractor, unless you are well-versed in Arizona administrative law and familiar with handling cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings, you should seriously consider having an attorney experienced in these types of matters available to you (i.e., get the lawyer before you get the citation).
If you have received a document entitled “Citation and Complaint” you need to respond in writing VERY PROMPTLY to preserve your rights. Failure to do so could lead to an immediate adverse finding, possibly including a fine and suspension or even revocation of your license! Our firm is experienced in dealing with matters before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Due to the tight deadlines associated with these types of administrative claims, the sooner you get legal help, the better.
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