Category Archives: Construction Law News

Changes at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors has changed its policy of using the Arizona Attorney General to "prosecute" claims against licensed contractors.  The ROC now requires the Complainant (or their attorney) to present the case against the licensed contractor.  This is a switch back to the "old" ROC system. If an ROC complaint has been filed against you then you should hire an attorney with construction experience to assist with your defense.  If you are preparing to file an ROC claim or preparing to go to a hearing, our firm has experience and a successful track...
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Licensing and Bond Changes at the Registrar of Contractors (ROC)

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors instituted several changes to its licensing and bonding rules effective July 1, 2014.  A full list of the changes can be found on the ROC's website. The majority of the rule changes relate to license classifications and license fees.  The most substantial change is an increase in the bonding requirements for most license classifications.  Contractors and subcontractors of all trades should confirm that they are in compliance with the new rules.  Our attorneys at Durazzo, Eckel & Hawkins, PC have assisted construction clients of all types in matters...
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Registrar of Contractors-New Rules

With the recent changes to the ROC statutes, the ROC will now decide whether a formal Citation and Complaint will be issued. A complainant (whether a property owner or subcontractor complaining about payment) will file an initial complaint, which the ROC will then investigate. Under the old process a complainant could then request that the ROC file a Citation and Complaint, which the ROC would do. Now, the ROC will determine if there is sufficient evidence to justify a Citation and Complaint.

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