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North Carolina Requires New License for Landscape Contractors

Friday, July 10, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
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North Carolina Requires New License for


Landscape Contractors

The folks at the North Carolina Landscape Contractor's Licensing Board have asked that we forward the following message out to our landscape members. The new law in NC requires contractors to be licensed if they do work totaling $30,000 over the course of a year for any client. If you are a Georgia company doing work in NC who meets these qualifications, it is our understanding that you would be required to obtain your license. There is a grandfathering process that exempts qualified firms from some requirements. GGIA advises members doing work in NC to contact the Board for more information at: 919-266-8070.


North Carolina Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board                                                                                        

Contact:  Calvin Kirven, Executive Administrator



Only One Month Left for Landscapers to Get Grandfathered Into New NC Landscape Contractors' License

NC Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board Urges All Professionals to Get New License Now


Raleigh, N.C. - With the deadline only one month away - the new NC Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board (NCLCLB) urges all landscape professionals doing business in NC to apply for the new Landscape Contractors' License before the official grandfathering period ends on August 1, 2015.


"We encourage all qualified landscapers to take advantage of the licensing law's grandfathering period," said Calvin Kirven, NCLCLB Executive Administrator. "This is an opportunity for landscapers to show consumers that they are qualified professionals and have the backing to help compensate the customer against losses resulting from the contractor's failure to meet contract obligations... an important advantage that has never been available before to the consumer."


The law requires licenses for landscape professionals who perform landscape contract work valued at $30,000 or higher for a single client, in a single year. But the law's grandfathering period allows any person who, by December 31, 2014, met the criteria as a current Registered Landscape Contractor, a Licensed Irrigation Contractor; a Certified Turf Professional or an individual who had three years of recognized landscape contracting experience could obtain a license without examination.Click here for the full story

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