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Do GCs have to Cooperate with an Investigation by NC Licensing Board for General Contractors?

Do GCs have to Cooperate with an Investigation by NC Licensing Board for General Contractors?

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We get this question fairly frequently from general contractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, etc. about whether or not licensees in the state of North Carolina have to cooperate with an investigation into a complaint by a board or state agency.
And the answer to that question depends on what license you have. As a licensee, you may or may not need to do so. That is specified in each board or state agency’s specific administrative codes.
This blog goes out to all the general contractors in the great state of North Carolina. Thanks for all the building that all you all do. We really do appreciate it.
So, the question is…

Do General Contractors Have to Cooperate with a License Complaint Investigation by the GC Board?

The general contractors are not required to cooperate in an investigation conducted by the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors. 21 NCAC 12A .0701 does state that “the Board shall forward a written notice of the complaint to the licensee and qualifier(s) against whom the charge is made. The notice shall request a response from the licensee and qualifier(s)”.  Keyword here is ‘request’, not ‘require’.
Now, it’s one of those things where you don’t really want to be rude if an investigator reaches out to you and requests to speak with you or requests a response. Being rude is just going to create tension.
You can politely decline if an investigator reaches out to you.

So, Shouldn’t You Speak With An Attorney If An Investigator By The NCLGC Has Commenced?

The North Carolina Architecture and Interior Design Board doesn’t really go into a lot of detail about specifically what those inquiries may be. It just says any inquiries.

So, Shouldn’t You Speak With An Attorney If An Investigator By The NCLGC Has Commenced?

If you have a complaint filed against you by the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors or, frankly, any other board or state agency in the state, having an attorney to represent you is important to protect your professional license if you aren’t really sure what to do next.
This makes your professional life a lot easier.
You can reach out to North State Law right now. We have been passionately defending professionals’ licenses, businesses, and livelihoods in North Carolina.
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