Tennessee Contractor License Legislative Update

Tennessee contractors should be aware of a couple of upcoming changes to the Tennessee contractor license laws. House Bill 0906 / Senate Bill 0355 passed unanimously yesterday. Audited and Attested Financial Statements Currently, an applicant requesting a Tennessee contractor license with monetary limits of $1.5 million or greater is required to submit financial statements that are audited and attested to by … Read More

Contracting in Tennessee – 5 Simple Tips

It never ceases to amaze how contractors, particularly those based out of state, run afoul of Tennessee laws. As 2017 progresses, here are few laws that should be kept in mind. Are You Licensed? – A Contractor’s license is required prior to contracting. In Tennessee, “contracting” includes bidding, offering to engage, or negotiating a price for projects of $25,000 or … Read More

Executive Order Creates Temporary License Exam Waiver

In response to the recent wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in east Tennessee, Governor Haslam issued Executive Order No. 61.  The Order permits a temporary contractor’s license to be issued to provide for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public.  Qualified contractors may apply for an examination waiver for a temporary six (6) … Read More

Contractors, did you know . . . ?

The Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors has statutory authority to impose civil penalties for violations of statutes, rules, or orders enforceable by the Board.  Orders of the Board are often based on a finding of misconduct.  Did you know that failure to abide by a warranty agreement is an enumerated form of misconduct.  So is the failure to respond to … Read More

Contracting in the Right Name

It’s all in the name: Tennessee regulation requires construction contracts be in the specific name on the contractor’s license We all know—or should know—that Tennessee requires valid and appropriate contractor’s licenses in order to perform most all construction related activities over $25,000. However, we have seen many contractors fail to pay attention to the details on the licensing issues, and … Read More