PA contractors need to register

March 24, 2009 11:19:41 AM PDT
Pennsylvania home improvement contractors who perform jobs valued at $5,000 or more within a year now need to register with the Attorney General's office.The registration is necessary to comply with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, which goes into effect July 1st.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said that the intent of the Act is to protect consumers from unscrupulous contractors, provide new protection for consumers who hire home improvement contractors and authorize criminal penalties for home improvement fraud.

Contractors can register at the Pennsylvania Attorney General's website, or by submitting a completed application form to:

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
ATTN: Home Improvement Contractor Registration
15th Floor Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA, 17120

Or call: 1-800-441-2555

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