The attorneys with Chelle Law provide an Arizona Registrar of Contractors Attorney to represent a contractor with a case before the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) licenses and regulates business related to general and specialty residential and commercial contractors that provide services in Arizona. The ROC investigates complaints from consumers who contact ROC with construction and contractor concerns, and attempts to resolve complaints against a licensed contractor and unlicensed entities. The ROC issues licenses to:
- Commercial Engineering Contracting
- General Commercial Contracting
- Residential Contracting
- Specialty Residential Contracting
- General Dual Engineering Contracting
- Specialty Dual License Contracting
- Specialty Commercial Contracting
ROC Complaint Process
You may need to contact an attorney before submitting a response, if the Registrar Contractors initiates an investigation due to service issues or business disputes. If a complaint is filed against an Arizona licensed contractor, it’s then assigned to an Investigator and a construction jobsite inspection may be scheduled. If that is the case, after completing a jobsite inspection, an investigator finds the work is below industry standards a Written Directive may be issued concerning the below average practice applications. This directive states work must be corrected within 15 days. If the contractor doesn’t respond to the ROC or if the services provided are not corrected, a Compliance Inspection will be held. When a Compliance Inspection shows the contractor has still failed to correct work in the Written Directive the ROC Legal Department then receives the complaint. The ROC Legal Department will then set an administrative hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings after a written response from the contractor.
Contract Requirement Violations
Arizona law requires contractors performing work for over $1,000 under his or her license must sign a contract before performance begins. This applies both to residential and commercial business regarding construction. The ROC requires each contract contain a number of key elements in order to be legal and binding. If the required elements are missing the Registrar Contractors may take action against the contractor and initiate a case.
Registrar of Contractors OAH Hearing
An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) presides over the Office of Administrative Hearings hearing. These hearings aren’t as formal as a trial, but they are similar in practice. Each party presents evidence using documents or sworn testimony. The attorneys provide an opening statement and a closing argument which should explain why the judge should rule one way or the other. Your attorney can cross examine witnesses and testify on her own behalf. After the hearing, the ALJ will review the transcripts, evidence and issues a recommendation to the Arizona Registrar Contractors. There are some specific ROC hearing requirements that must be followed.
If you have questions about our Arizona Registrar of Contractors Attorney and our hearing practice areas and would like to learn more about the services we offer, contact Chelle Law today.