Question and Answer Regarding Handyman

Question: When can I hire a handyman versus a licensed general contractor?

Answer: California Contractors’ State Licensing Board provides that the total cost, including labor and materials, for one (1) or more contracts on a single project require a contractors’ license if the cost is $500 or more.

Shannon B. Jones, Partner sbj@sbj-law.com

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