17:16C-65. Place of business within state; operation as individual, partnership or corporation; workmen's compensation and liability insurance; copy of contract
(a) Every home repair contractor must own, rent or lease a place of business in the State of New Jersey; namely, an office, warehouse or store or any combination of these. The premise or premises, as the case may be, must be identified by a sign, as permitted by the laws of the local municipality. The sign shall be legible to a visitor entering the main entrance of the place of business and shall contain the words "licensed as a home repair contractor" .
(b) A home repair contractor, in lieu of the above, may operate from a private residence but in doing so must list such residence in the nearest post office, local telephone directory and with the commissioner as a business address.
(c) A home repair contractor may operate as an individual, partnership, limited partnership or corporation. In the event the business is conducted under a trade name, such trade name shall be made a matter of record as required by law.
(d) A home repair contractor must carry workmen's compensation and public liability insurance except if he qualifies as a self-insurer under Title 34 or if he is precluded from purchasing workmen's compensation under chapter 15 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes.
(e) Every home repair contractor shall furnish without charge a completely executed copy of the home repair contract to the owner immediately after the owner signs such contract and the acknowledgment of receipt thereof by the owner shall be in 10-point bold type or larger.
L.1960, c. 41, p. 167, s. 4. Amended by L.1968, c. 220, s. 5, eff. July 30, 1968.
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