Now that the clean-up from Hurricane Sandy is underway, the Avalon Police Department would like to remind homeowners seeking to employ home improvement contractors to check for proper licensing and insurance prior to signing any contract. Do not allow yourself to be victimized by unscrupulous opportunity seekers, check contractor’s references and registration status at   https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification/

     The Avalon Construction Office also reminds residents to apply for proper permits when any electrical, plumbing or structural work is to be done. For any questions on permits, please call the Construction Office at (609)967-4220.

    State Law requires contractors to be licensed with the State of New Jersey. Failure to register as a contractor could result in being charged with a fourth degree crime. Contractors wishing to obtain additional information can visit the following web sites:

http://www.contractors-license.org/nj/NewJersey.html

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/HIC/