TDLR says do not hire unlicensed service providers

Complete TDLR list available online

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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has released a list of people who are no longer authorized to perform or offer to perform licensed services in Texas.

TDLR urges consumers not to hire unlicensed service providers. The list includes actions taken since June by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and TDLR’s executive director, Brian Francis, to safeguard consumers and protect public health and safety.

Among the types of violations that would cause a license to be revoked or that would cause TDLR to issue a cease and desist order or a permanent injunction: engaging in fraudulent activity or being convicted of a criminal offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation, performing services without having the appropriate license or making false statements to obtain a license.

Visit https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/safeguardingconsumers.htm for more information.

“People working in professions and industries without the proper license can pose a risk to your health, your safety, and your wallet. TDLR provides the Safeguarding Consumers webpage as one way to help ensure the safety of consumers – and to protect small businesses that are complying with state laws. Before you hire someone, always check with TDLR first to make sure that person is licensed,” Francis said.

TDLR maintains a list so that consumers can protect themselves against using unlicensed work activities. To see all violations, including license revocations, suspensions, and fines, search TDLR’s Administrative Orders database (https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cimsfo/fosearch.asp).

To report unlicensed activity, file a complaint online: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/complaints/.

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