Home Improvement Contractor Registration
If you are doing business as a home improvement contractor in the State of Connecticut, the law requires that you register with the Department of Consumer Protection. The State requires you to register if you perform work on a residential property, whether it be a single family home or multifamily dwelling of 6 units or less or a condominium or common interest community, and you make $1,000 in one (1) calendar year by performing such work. Additionally, you must provide your customer with both a written Home Improvement Contract and a Notice of Cancellation. Home improvement includes, but is not limited to, the repair, replacement, alteration, conversion, modernization, improvement, rehabilitation or sandblasting of, or addition to any land or building or any portion thereof which is used or designated to be used as a private residence, dwelling place or a residential property or the construction, replacement, installation or improvement of dwellings, residential rental property, or the construction, replacement, installation or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, porches, garages, roofs, siding, insulation, solar energy systems, flooring, patios, decks, landscaping, fences, windows and many others.
If you fail to register as a Home Improvement Contractor or fail to provide your customer with a written Home Improvement Contract or Notice of Cancellation, the State may impose civil and/or criminal penalties, and you may find yourself unable to collect for services you have already provided to the consumer. We have experience identifying if you and/or your business needs to register under the act, and will prepare all contracts and notices for your use pursuant to said act.