Contractor Tips

How Do I Pick a Contractor? Can You Help Me?

We cannot give you advice on choosing a contractor. However you can get more information.

You may obtain permits in your own name. However, it is always suggested that your contractor be listed on your permit application to:

  • Allow permit staff to verify your contractor is properly licensed.
  • Indicate their responsibility for the work.
  • Enforcement action against the contractor becomes more difficult if the permit does not list contractor.

How Do I Verify a Contractor’s License?

Contractor licenses are obtained through the state. To verify if a contractor is licensed, go to Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or call 804-367-8500, TTY 711.

Tips for When Hiring a Contractor

  • Hire only licensed contractors.
  • Check the status of the contractor’s license with the state. See the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation link shown above.
  • Get three references, review past work.
  • Get at least three bids.
  • Get a written contract and don’t sign anything until you completely understand the terms.
  • Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.

Possible Signs of an Unlicensed Contractor

  • Reluctant to obtain the permit
  • Asks homeowners to obtain the permit

Contact the Building Inspection Department

 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 358
Stanardsville, VA 22973

 

By Email

Stephen Borders
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By Phone

434-985-5204
Fax: 434-985-1459

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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  434-985-5201

  Fax: 434-985-3705

  40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973


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