KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- More than 1,000 roofing contractors registered to do business in Kansas in the first 14 months of the new Roofing Contractor Registration Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
The attorney general’s office issued its 1,000th roofing registration certificate last week. Some roofers that initially registered have failed to renew their registration as required by law; consequently, while more than 1,000 registrations have been approved, the number of actively registered roofers who may lawfully do business in Kansas now stands at 926.
“When considering roofing work on a home or business, it is important that consumers make sure their roofing contractor is properly registered before signing any contract or having any work done,” Schmidt said. “Consumers should request a copy of their roofer’s registration certificate and then should check our consumer protection website to confirm that the registration remains active.”
The requirement to register with the attorney general’s office is in addition to any other local requirements that may be imposed by cities or counties. The online directory of registrations is available at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.
The Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration Act was passed during the 2013 legislative session and took effect July 1, 2013.
With few exceptions, the law requires roofing contractors to obtain a registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas.
It is designed to ensure that legitimate roofing contractors are complying with state requirements, such as carrying appropriate insurance, and to help prevent fly-by-night operators from taking advantage of Kansas consumers.
Any Kansans who have problems with roofing contractors may file a request for the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division to investigate at (800) 432-2310 or www.InYourCornerKansas.org.
The attorney general requests that Kansans promptly report any unregistered person or company attempting to sell roofing services.