In 1991, the West Virginia Legislature enacted WV Code §21-11 of the State Code. This law was established to set specific professional guidelines for contractors as well as to protect state businesses and consumers who utilize their services.
The law established the Contractor Licensing Board is comprised of eight (8) West Virginia licensed contractors and two (2) code officials.
Division of Labor employees perform administrative and enforcement functions for the Contractor Licensing Board. Inspectors perform routine inspections and investigate request for investigation requests regarding unlicensed contractor activity. The Act requires all contractors to be registered with the West Virginia Tax Department, prove Workers' Compensation and Unemployment coverage and being in compliance with the wage bonding requirements.
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