Business Licenses Q&A: Subcontractor Listings

Audience Question: I’ve seen some jurisdictions request subcontractor listings this year. Have you noticed that from many jurisdictions?

Amanda's Response: It’s part of a broader effort to achieve greater licensing enforcement. An authority that has one company applying for a license tries to get info about other companies by requesting things like subcontractor listings and supplier lists.

Joe's Response: Many jurisdictions require subcontractors to be licensed and many others require the general contractor to be licensed even when not preforming actual work. This is an area ripe for enforcement since, in many instances, both the general and subcontractor believe the other is properly licensed.

(Author's Note: Business Licenses, LLC was pleased to host a webinar on April 30th, 2014 to discuss emerging trends in business license compliance. During the Q&A, the audience submitted many thought-provoking questions that our panelists didn’t have time to answer. We are going to periodically post those questions to this blog along with answers from the two panelists, Amanda Mattaliano and Joe Vitulli.)

By Alan Ruttenberg