Painters Near Me in Boynton Beach
More on licensed house painters near me; once a year, all house painters near me have to renew their licenses with the county they hold a license in. The renewal process is not very easy. All Insurance coverage must be verified by Palm Beach County before a new license is issued. All licensed painting painters near me is Palm Beach County must prove that they carry a minimum of 2 million in liability insurance and are fully covered by workers compensation insurance. Palm Beach County must receive proof of this via email directly from the insurance agency. Gone are the days of a copy sent from the painters near me that can easily be forged. All licensed painting painters near me are required to send in a passport sized photo along with other supporting documents because starting September 2017 all Licensed Painting painters near me will be issued a new license with their photo on it. This is a huge step in preventing so called painters near me from committing fraud. However, this only works if the potential client knows the rules and regulations. Most people do not even realize that one must be licensed by the county and not only pass an extensive exams but also a background check. All these steps are take to protect the public but un fortunately there are still ways people get scammed by unlicensed painting painters near me. When an unlicensed painting contractor tries to pass as a legitimate painting contractor, all he has to do is go down to city hall an pay $50.00 for an occupational license without any proof of having a legitimate painters near me license from the county and they are issued a license with their companies name on it. Then they purchase liability insurance for the bare minimum amount down and finance the rest. With this they are issued a certificate of liability insurance that shows an expiration date one year from the date of purchase. Once they have the certificate of insurance in hand, they quit making payments and the victims have no clue what they are dealing with. Unfortunately the penalty for painting without a license is almost a slap on the wrist for the fake contractor. The people who really get hurt are the ones hiring an unlicensed painting contractor. If something goes wrong on the job and the contractor is unlicensed and damages or injury occur, the homeowner is held %100 responsible under their homeowners insurance policy. If the homeowner knowingly hires an unlicensed painting contractor and damage occurs to another property or injury to any person including the painter, the homeowner will have a huge legal battle ahead of them. The bottom line is, always check with the county prior to hiring any contractor that is to do work on your house.