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Fixed Link: Notice of New Rules for Contractors, Contractors Board 08/08/2017

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Notice of Effective Date of New Rules for Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors

The Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors held a rulemaking hearing regarding these rules on March 28, 2017 and, following that hearing, filed the Rulemaking Hearing Rules with the Secretary of State on June 8, 2017. These rules will become effective on September 6, 2017.

Below lists a summary of the approved rules:
• Amendment to 0680-01-.02 clarifies who may act as a qualifying agent for different types of entities and creates a deadline regarding how long a contractor has to replace a qualifying agent before the license becomes invalid. The rule also mandates that the license of an individual or sole proprietorship shall automatically become inactive three (3) months after death of the individual or individual owner of the sole proprietorship unless another person or entity has applied to transfer the license.
• Amendment to 0680-01-.13 clarifies requirements regarding personal guaranties that are utilized by licensees to supplement their financial statement in order to increase their license monetary limitation.
• Amendment to 0680-01-.16 adds details to existing license classifications and renames current classifications so as to clarify what work is covered by that classification.
• Amendment to 0680-01-.24 requires roofing subcontractors to report their license information accurately to general contractors when the roofing project exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).
• Amendment to 0680-01-.28 renames current rule "Emergency Actions" as "Temporary Licensing" and sets out the procedure for board ratification of temporary hardship licenses.
• Amendment to 0680-07-.08 replaces the current rule pertaining to temporary licenses for home improvement applicants and clarifies language in the current rule.
• New rule 0680-07-.15 details the grounds for disciplinary action by the Board against home improvement licensees and corresponding penalty amounts and sets out factors to be considered by the board in those cases.
• New rule 0680-07-.16 Contracting in Correct Name; Change of Name clarifies that home improvement licensees have a responsibility to enter into contracts and operate related contracting business under the name in which they are licensed in order to notify and prevent confusion on the part of the public at large regarding an entity's licensure status.
• New rule 0680-07-.17 lists grounds for disciplinary actions against home improvement licensees.

A full copy of these rules can be viewed online at  

If you have any questions or concerns about these proposed rules, please contact Ashley Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, at (615) 741-3072 or electronically at

Dept. of Commerce & Insurance | 500 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2241
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