State increases convenience for contractors outside of Metro Boston
BOSTON- The state Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) announced today the opening of an online portal for home improvement contractors to register and pay online before they begin any home improvement contract.
Home improvement contractors are required by state law to register with the state and pay a $100 fee before they begin any work on a project that consists of the “reconstruction, alteration, renovation, repair, modernization, conversion, improvement, removal, or demolition, or the construction of an addition to any pre-existing owner occupied building.”
“This new registration and payment system makes it easier for contractors outside of metro Boston to register with the state without having to interrupt their day or business operations,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “State government needs to continue to make common sense reforms that use technology to keep up with the modern pace of small businesses and their needs. “