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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 160 ‑ 40]
Action General Review 2014
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 2/22/2017
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2/22/17  10:21 pm
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-515 Contract required

Consumer tips from DPOR (as taken from DPOR website)

make sure your contractor measures up

1. Hire  only licensed contractors .  

2. Verify  license status online at www.dpor. /LicenseLookup or cal l  (804) 367- 8511 .  

3. Check references + past work.

4. Get  at least three estimates.

5. Insist on a  written contract and  don’t sign anything until you  completely understand the terms.

6. Limit your deposit to 10% down or $1,000,  whichever is less.  (Up  to 30% of total contract value in  case of custom -made items .)  

7. Don’t let  your  payments get  ahead  of the  work.

8. Don’t  pay 100% of the bill until  the  work is 100% complete .  

9. Never pay cash.  

10. Keep a  file of all  payments  and  papers  relating to your project  (change orders, warranties, etc .).  



Could we create language for operators and onsite soil evaluators that would require a contract.  Contracts are meant to protect the consumer and will clean up the industry.  Protecting the public is our number one goal.

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