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Licenses/Registrations issued through Consumer Affairs: Backflow Tester, Board Up Registration, Board Up Sales I.D., Commercial Painting, Dry Cleaners, Electrical Inspector, Fire-fighting Solicitors, Health Department Expeditor, Home Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Sales, Liquid Waste, Master Electrician, Master Plumbers, Pet Cemeteries/Crematoriums, Pet Grooming Business Registration, Pet Groomer Registration, Polygraph Examiner, Pool & Spa Maintenance, Precious Metals, Restricted Electrical, Restricted Plumbers, Second Hand Dealers, Sign Hanger, Tax Grievance, VCR Repair, Special-Circumstance Temporary Licenses and Home Energy Audit Certificates.

Consumer Affairs licenses over 15,000 vendors operating in Suffolk County. Over 50% of the licenses issued or renewed each year are home improvement licenses. Before hiring any contractor, consumers should get three written estimates and call our main number (631) 853-4600 for open complaints and proper licensing.

Home improvement is a very broad term that includes, but is not limited to the following areas of work: Arborists, Awnings, Basements, Cabinet Makers, Carpentry, Dormers, Driveways, Excavating, Extensions, Exterminating, Flag Poles, Flooring, Fumigation, Garages, Insulation, Kitchens, Landscapers, Masonry, Painting, Railings, Roofing, Siding, Storms & Screens, Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Termite Control, Tile Installers, Tree Services, Waterproofing, and Weatherproofing.

Licensing also works on identifying unlicensed contractors who are working in Suffolk County. Unlicensed contractors are subject to arrest and prosecution for working without a license.

For license verification, please call Consumer Affairs at (631) 853-4600.

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Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901