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Georgia State Board for General and Residential Contractors Begins Mailing State Licenses
Atlanta—Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today announced that the Georgia State Board for General and Residential Contractors is mailing licenses to approved applicants.
To date, 17,248 applicants have been approved for licensure. The number of approved applicants for licensure by category is as follows:
General Contractor Company
General Contractor Individual
General Contractor Qualifying Agent
Residential Basic Company
Residential Basic Individual
Residential Basic Qualifying Agent
Residential Light Commercial Individual
Residential Light Company
Residential Light Qualifying Agent
Georgia law requires that all construction contractors receive licensure from the Board by July 1, 2008. The Georgia State Board for General and Residential Contractors has received 19,026 individual applications and 11,471 company applications for licensure.
The Board is scheduled to meet every Wednesday until July 1, 2008 to review denials that were appealed by applicants.
Approved applicants who do not receive their license by May 15, 2008 should contact the Professional Licensing Boards at (478) 207-2440.
Construction contractors who have not applied for licensure should do so as soon as possible to ensure the Board has ample time to review the application prior to the deadline for licensure. For more information, visit the Georgia State Board for General and Residential Contractor’s website at http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/contractors/. All licensing inquiries should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Professional Licensing Boards Division at (478) 207-2440.
Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.