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

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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