The State of Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards is stepping up their efforts to educate consumers about hiring RRP certified contractors. In Massachusetts contractors who offer to work or work on pre 1978 homes are required by law to apply for a Lead Safe Renovation Contractor License. Currently according to the Mass website there are approximately 1500 contractors who are licensed to offer to work or work on pre 1978 homes in Massachusetts. The Mass Lead Law states that contractors must be licensed in order to offer or engage to work on a pre 1978 RRP project. This means contractors are not to suppose to offer their services or bid on a pre 1978 RRP project without the Lead Safe Renovation Contractor license. Here is the application to complete to obtain your license.
The most recent billboard tells consumers to RENOVATE RIGHT! IT'S THE LAW. Then it says find a Lead Safe Renovation Contractor at mass.gov/leadsafe.
I spoke with Ms. Patricia Sutliffe about this program and she said the DOLS is very active in educating consumers and contractors about the requirements. More billboards are planned throughout the state.
Educated Mass Consumers May Not Hire Unlicensed Contractors
If you are a contractor in Mass who is not listed on the Mass website consumers cannot confirm that you are licensed to work on pre 1978 properties. It could cost you a profitable renovation project.
Billboard Placed By Ma DOLS