So, per the city the GC needs to registered with them but every GC I put into https://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD... pulls up nothing. I even tried to look up GC companies that come up in google and in angies list and none of them appear in the cities contractor search site.
To anyone who has done rehabs in san Antonio what site did you use to verify GC liscenses?
@Betty Cruz have you ever heard of this?
@Betty Cruz I get a 404 not found error with that link
@Corbett Brasington yeah… i don’t know why I can’t copy and paste it correctly from my browser window. But just search ”accela San Antonio” and site will come up. It’s called Accela Citizen Access.
You would ask them for their license.
One is issued by the city. It has an expiration date on it.
Unfortunately people "borrow" other people's license to do plumbing or electrical or even GCs. You talk to the plumber, have him come out, give you a bid, etc. and then he says well, "Its really my brother in law who has the permit, bit he lets me use his license." That is a big red flag. What happens when something goes wrong?? The actual owner of the company will say that he did not do the job. Too many potential issues.
1/3 of the GCs I talked to said something similar to this "oh its my partner, who actually has a different company, that the registration is threw." @Rick Pozos
@Corbett Brasington YUP, those guys are cheaper, BUT there are always issues. The biggest one is that they are NOT responsible for anything. Insurance is not in their name and owner will say that they did work without his permission.
It is all a matter of getting insurance for a couple of $1000s per year and being responsible for their work. Since they can not do that...
Just to be clear, there's no state TX GC license, lots of people wrongly assume we have that.
If you find a local contractor that you want to work with, ask them to go register with the city.