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In The Legislature?

Below are specific Georgia State Laws that CAAG has gotten passed over the years to help HVAC Contractors and the Public at large.

Business License (Occupation Tax)

  • ·       Only have to buy One Business License
  • ·       Must have state qualification license to buy a Business License
  • ·       If your local jurisdiction does not charge a Business License, you don’t have to buy one anywhere.
  • ·       Working to say cannot charge a business license basted on Gross Revenues

Permits (Regulatory Fee)

  • ·       Mail/fax inpermits instead of hand carrying them
  • ·       Have 2 days after work to buy permit if sold during weekend
  • ·       Cost approximately what the inspection cost
  • ·       May NOT include, admn fee, registration fee, or fee by any other name!
  • ·       Sue for excessive costs AND get attorney’s fees (Several times!)
  • ·       Cannot charge an Annual Permit Fee
  • ·       If NO inspection, Cannot chare a Permit fee
  • ·       cannot use permits to raise general revenues
  • ·       A local board of education cannot charge a permit or inspection fee
  • ·       Working to amend law to say cannot charge by Cost of The Job!

Unlicensed Contractors

  • ·       Criminal fine-$1,000 / day AND 6 mos in prison and Civil fines $500 / day
  • ·       Not ever get a license if continue illegally and then apply
  • ·       Must have Full Time Employee with license
  • ·       NOT necessary to see work being doing for a violation
  • ·       Any type of advertising is evidence of a violation
  • ·       License REVOKED is help an unlicensed person
  • ·       Encourage suppliers to sell only to licensed persons
  • ·       Veteransmust take test to prover qualified
  • ·       Letters are written often to Unlicensed Persons quoting the law
  • ·       Gen Contr & Home Bldrs license revoked for using Unlicensed persons

Code Compliance Bond

  • ·       ONLY ONEin your home county no where else.
  • ·       Many have eliminated this.

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