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Text of Document: May 8, 2009
Mr. Taylor Brandon, City Administrator
City of Cornersville
P.O. Box 128
During my visit of May 6, we discussed the requirement of paying a $250.00 fee for filing a complaint with the Tennessee State Contractor Licensing Board. There is no fee for filing a complaint with the State Licensing Board.
Many homeowner warranty programs offered by building contractors require a $250.00 fee for filing a warranty claim. The provisions and requirements of the homeowner’s warranty program and those of the state licensing board are separate. Regardless of any homeowner’s warranty program, homeowners should file legitimate complaints against building contractors with the Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors located at 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee.
A contractor’s license is required for all contracts in excess of $25,000. A home improvement license may be required in Bradley, Davidson, Hamilton, Haywood, Knox, Robertson, Rutherford or Shelby Counties if the cost is $3,000 or more. It appears that home improvement contractors in Marshall County are not required to be licensed, unless the contract is in excess of $25,000.
Please call me if you have questions about filing complaints with the State Licensing Board.
Municipal Management Consultant