Wednesday, August 7, 2013

AG’s office issues first roofing registration certificates, launches online directory

TOPEKA, KAN. ---- The first roofing contractors to be registered with the Kansas attorney general’s office under a new law enacted this year by the Legislature are now listed online, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The new Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration Act is aimed at helping consumers avoid doing business with unscrupulous or fly-by-night operators who do not comply with registration requirements. The law took effect July 1, and the attorney general’s office has completed processing the first group of 17 applications.

“We have quickly implemented the new roofing registration system under the guidelines established by the legislature,” Schmidt said. “Our staff is working hard to efficiently process the registration applications, and we expect to issue many more registration certificates in the coming weeks.”

Certificates issued today are for 17 roofing contractors. The list of registered roofers is now available online at

The attorney general’s office is currently reviewing more than 300 additional applications that have been received since the law took effect on July 1.

By law, the office has 60 days to review the applications. Additional roofing contractors will be added to the online directory as their applications are approved.

Under the provisions of this law, which was enacted by the Legislature in April, on and after July 1, 2013, every “roofing contractor” must obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas.

Roofing contractors or consumers who have additional questions may call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310.