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Laws, Rules and Legislation

 

Contractor License Laws (LexisNexis Legal Resources - Off-State Site)

  • Go to Title 62; Chapter 6; and Parts 1 - 5

Rules and Regulations for Contractors

  • Chapter 0680-01 to 07

 

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New! 2014 Legislation and Rules updates

 

HB1464 - Name on License Cannot be Similar to an Existing Licensee

HB1607 - Sunset Extended to June 30, 2020

HB1671 - Bid Document Procedures

 

 

 2014 Amended Rules (Eff. February 20, 2014)

Proposed rules from July 30, 2013 are now effective. See Secretary of State's Publications.

 

 

2013 Legislation and Rules updates

HB0328 - Unlawful to Exceed Monetary Limit and Revised Lien Law

HB0480 - Roofing Subcontractors

HB0142 - Six Month Hold of License

HB0890 - Deletes 62-6-127 (Sequatchie County Exemption)

HB0551 - Employee Misclassification Penalties

See all Legislative Updates at Tennessee General Assembly

 

 

2013 Amended Rules (Eff. March 8, 2013)

Amended rules are now effective with the exception of 0680-01-.29  for Limited Residential Licenses. Rule withdrew on 2/5/2013.  See Secretary of State's Publications.

 

 

2012 Legislation and Rules Updates

Contractor and Consumer Related

July 1, 2012 - Public Chapter 821 - Consumer Protection with Roofing Contracts

Consumers will have the right to cancel a roofing contract within three (3) days after a claim is denied by the insurance company. Roofing contractors whose work is covered by insurance will need to include specific language in their contracts to this effect. A roofer would not need a separate license with the Insurance Division unless they want to also do business as a “Public Adjuster” as defined by T.C.A. § 56-6-902.  Note:  See amendment of HB0480 in 2013 updates of legislation.

July 1, 2012 - Public Chapter 802 - Home Improvement Providers (Theft Amendment)

 

Construction Industry Related

January 1, 2013 - Public Chapter 1030 - Workers' Comp Exempt. Reg Fee

May 1, 2012 - HB2911/SB2735 - State Building Commission Energy Tax Ded

April 27, 2012 HB1075 - Design Review Commission

April 16, 2012 - Public Chapter 839 - Residential Fire Sprinklers

April 5, 2012 - Public Chapter 826 - Employee Rights

April 2, 2012 - Public Chapter 744 - Energy Efficient School Appointments

March 26, 2012 - Public Chapter 683 - TDOT Contracts

July 1, 2012 - Public Chapter 609 - Retainage / Prompt Pay Act

March 8, 2012 - Public Chapter 625 - Public Contracts

February 23, 2012 - Public Chapter 565 -Retainage on Contracts

February 9, 2012 Public Chapter 517 - Public Buildings / ADA Amendments

 

2012 - Rulemaking (3/28/2012)

 

2011 Legislation and Rule Updates

March 24, 2011 - Public Chapter 12 - Geothermal - TDEC Well Drillers

(Required since 2008; deleted last year and corrected)

May 4, 2011 - Public Chapter 230 - Military Spouses

May 16, 2011 - Public Chapter 317 - Swimming Pool Alarm/Electrical Inspections

October 1, 2011 - Public Chapter 422 - Workers' Compensation Amendments

Sunset - TCA 4-29-235(a)29 - Termination Date of the Board (6/30/2014)

 

 

2011 Amended Rules (Effective 10/23/2011)

 

2010 Legislation and Rule Updates

Workers' Compensation Laws

January 27, 2010 Public Chapter 1 (Workers Compensation Amendment - HB 7007)

January 1, 2011 Public Chapter 1149 (Workers' Comp - Exempt Reg. SB3591)
March 1, 2011: Construction Services Provider - Registration (Public Notice)

>>Summary of Insurance Requirements by the Contractor's Board [pdf]

>>Workers' Compensation - Industry Guidelines

 

Bidding / Masonry Subcontractor Changes

March 31, 2010 Public Chapter 801 (Bid Envelope/Electronic - HB3158)

July 1, 2010 Public Chapter 768 (Masonry Bid Envelope - HB 2794

January 1, 2011 Public Chapter 950 (Masonry Subcontractor/Exam - HB1242)

March 29, 2010 Public Chapter 755 (Construction Management - HB2754)

April 19, 2010 Public Chapter 875 (Retainage Funds - HB3159)

Summary for New Bid Requirements [pdf]

 

Contractor and Consumer Related

July 1, 2010 Public Chapter 749 (Prohibited Lien - HB2767)

July 1, 2010 Public Chapter 1055 (Punishment as Theft - Fraud Home Imp. HB2625)

July 1, 2010 Public Chapter 1070 (Fee Increases - Rules HB3351)

June 6, 2010 Public Chapter 1086 (Sunset - Contractor's Board - SB2430)

October 1, 2010 - State Residential Building Code Program (Passed 7/1/09 - PC 529)

 

 

2010 - Rulemaking (11/27/2010)

 

 

UPDATES SUMMARY

2010 Updates - Summary of Law Changes from 2008

 


 

LAWS

Michie's Legal Resources - Law (off-state site)

Publisher of Tennessee Code Annotated

 

To locate the sections pertaining to the following: Contractors, Home Improvement, Limited Licensed Electricians, Limited Licensed Plumbers, and Prelicensing Course Providers; go to Michie's Legal Resources Website and scroll to Title 62, which contains the law for Professions, Businesses and Trades. Our section for the Board for Licensing Contractors is Chapter 6 (T.C.A. 62-6). Other sections pertaining to construction, but not part of the Contractors Board statute, are also provided below as a resource. (Please note, referred statutes were based upon the 2009 edition and a new code number may be assigned in current publications.)

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED (T.C.A.)

Listed below is each Title, Chapter and Part to review the law at LexisNexis website for the Contractors' licensing statute, as well as other divsions and departments relative to contractors: Email Notifications

 

  • Board for Licensing Contractors (See § T.C.A. Title 62, Chapter 6)
    • Contractors (§ 62-6-101)
    • Home Improvement (§ 62-6-501)
    • Limited Licensed Electricians (§ 62-6-102)
    • Limited Licensed Plumbers (§ 62-6-401
    • Pre-licensed Course Providers (§ 62-6-138)
  • Other Divisions of Regulatory Boards
    • Alarm Systems Contractors Board (See § T.C.A. Title 62, Chapter 32)
    • Architects & Engineers Board - Design/Build Contractors - See § T.C.A. Title 62, Chapter 2
    • Electrical - Division of Fire Prevention - See § T.C.A. Title 68, Chapter 102
    • Fire Sprinkler - Division of Fire Prevention - See § T.C.A. Title 62, Chapter 32
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development (See § T.C.A Title 50, Chapter 6)
    • Workers' Compensation Insurance(§ 50-6-320)

 


RULES

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS PUBLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

BOARD FOR LICENSING CONTRACTORS

 

 

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OTHER AGENCIES (Industry Related)

 


 

LEGISLATION RESOURCES


Tennessee Legislature - General Assembly

(Legislation Pending and Passed - Public Chapter Acts)

Secretary of State - Publications of All Passed Acts

(Rulemakings, Published Public Chapters, etc.)

 

Archives of Past Legislation

 

2009

2009 Legislation - Summary of Recent Law and Rule Changes (Relative to TCA 62-6) [pdf]

June 2, 2009 - Unlicensed Contractor - Recovery (Quantum Meruit) (Public Chapter 482)

July 1, 2009 - Contracts - Lien Waiver Rights Prohibited (Public Chapter 483)

July 1, 2009 - Contractor Tax Credit

June 9, 2009 - Local Government Construction (Public Chapter 518)

July 1, 2009 - TN Clean Energy Future Act of 2009 - Statewide Codes (Public Chapter 529)

July 1, 2009 - Public Chapter 566 (Rulemakings - HB1815)

Title 7, Chapter 89 - Convention Center Authorities Act of 2009

December 31, 2009 - Workers Compensation - Passed 5/13/08 (Public Chapter 1041/Repealed 1/27/10)

 

2008

2008 Legislation-Summary

May 13, 2008 - Workers Compensation Changes (Department of Labor & Workforce) Eff. 1/2010

 

2007

July 1, 2007 Home Improvement License Law merged

July 1, 2007 Utilize Collection Agency to collect unpaid civil penalties

July 1, 2007 General Liability Insurance Requirements and Workers Compensation

May 24, 2007 Plumbing Mechanical Exam - Must be Pre-Approved!

 

 


 

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Opinion Resource

 


 

LEGAL RESOURCES

Complaint Filing Process

Consumer Law References (June, 2011) [pdf]

Consumer Resources

Contractors - Bidding Information & Requirements [pdf]

FAQ's - Contractors Board

Insurance - Summary for Contractors (March, 2011) [pdf]

Legal Aid in Tennessee

Request for Public Records [pdf]

Other Valuable Resources

 

FYI: Legal Hotline Established for Storm Victims at (888) 395-9297 or Tennessee Bar Association

 

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Social Security Number Disclosure

License applicants are required to provide their Social Security Number (SSN) to be used for identification purposes, only, and will not be a part of public record. This is under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 666.

ADA Compliance

Notice: The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is committed to principles of equal access and affirmation action. Contact us to obtain information from the Human Resources EEO or ADA Coordinator at (615) 741-8307 or by email at:  Contractors.Home-Improvement@tn.gov

 

 

 

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