How to succeed in filling out the General Contractor Application

First, Download the Application for License to Practice General Contracting in the State of North Carolina

http://www.nclbgc.org/books/AppinstWeb.pdf

Then read the application all the way to page 23. On page 23, you will see “Most Common Reasons Applications are returned”. The Board returns a lot of applications. The application must be turned in “due form”. If you cannot fill out an application properly, how are you going to run a business? Unless you are a lawyer, accountant, or banker, you will need some help.

Let’s go through the Application and identify some problem areas.

Pages A-1, A-6, and A-8 – all pages must have the same name, same spelling and capitalization.

The board does not tolerate white out!

Page A-6 – get some professional help to fill out this page, a competent banker or accountant will keep you out of trouble.
Anytime you see “other”, put in a 0 because you have to verify.

Page A-7 – No. 17. Attach a photocopy of North Carolina Articles of Incorporation. Make sure you send a copy because if you send your original, your original will not be returned.
No. 19.  – Must be drawn up by a lawyer
No.21. – Use a supply company, building inspector, or past client for your reference. Must be on a letterhead and notarized. Do not use relatives! Make sure they tell how wonderful you are.

Page A-8 – Once you notarize, everything is considered true. No paper clips allowed!

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