Repeal of Home Improvement Salesperson Requirement

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

As part of its consumer protection mission, the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) licenses and regulates individuals and entities that perform work on private residences. Until now, DCA has issued separate licenses for home improvement contractors, who carry out such work, and home improvement salespersons, who sell jobs and negotiate contracts.

In February 2020, the City Council passed Local Law 31 of 2020, which, among other provisions, eliminated the home improvement salesperson license in the New York City Administrative Code. DCA is now proposing amendments to the Rules of the City of New York that would similarly eliminate all references to the home improvement salesperson license. Local Law 31 repealed the home improvement salesperson license because it was duplicative of, and redundant to, the home improvement contractor license. These proposed amendments will implement the law and eliminate unnecessary regulations in this industry.

The continued licensing of home improvement contractors will remain in place to regulate industry and protect consumers. New material is underlined. [Deleted material is in brackets.]

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

Public Hearing

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Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 5:00pm

Carlos Ortiz -