In our series about roofing & paying attention to details, we will be spending the next couple of articles on the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA). First we will highlight key points for consumers from the most commonly ask questions regarding the KRRA according to State of Kansas Attorney General.
What is the Kansas Roofing Registration Act?
The Kansas Roofing Registration Act is a set of statutes enacted in 2013 requiring roofing contractors to receive a roofing contractor registration certificate in order to perform any commercial or residential roofing services in Kansas.
Who is required to register for a KS Roofing Contractor Registration Certificate?
A “roofing contractor,” with few exceptions, must obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate to perform commercial or residential roofing services in the state of Kansas. Since July 1, 2013, it has been illegal to provide such services in Kansas without a valid certificate or meeting one of the narrow exemptions in the KRRA. Note that since July 1, 2015, “general contractors” who meet certain criteria have been exempted from the registration requirements.
What is a “roofing Contractor”?
The KRRA defines a roofing contractor as “any person, including a subcontractor and nonresident contractor, who in the ordinary course of business:
- Engages in the business of commercial or residential roofing services for a fee; or
- offers to engage in or solicits roofing-related services, including construction, installation, renovation, repair, maintenance, alteration and waterproofing.”
Who administers & manages the KRRA?
The State of Kansas Attorney General’s office, under the Consumer Protection Division, in Topeka, KS.
How often must a KS Roofing Contractor renew their Registration?
Kansas roofing contractor registration certificates remain valid for one year and expires annually on June 30. So every year, all roofing contractors must renew their registration on or before July 1.
How does a consumer verify whether a Roofing Contractor Registration is legitimate?
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office maintains a public registry of all registered roofing contractors at https://ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/resources/roofer-search.
Is there a penalty for violating the Kansas Roofing Registration Act?
Violations of the KRRA are punishable up to $10,000 per violation plus other forms of relief. Any violation of the KRRA is considered a deceptive or unconscionable act or practice under the provisions of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, K.S.A. 50-623, et seq. A roofing contractor registration certificate may be revoked for noncompliance with the Kansas Roofing Registration Act.
At S&A Roofing, we take this very seriously. Our KRRA number (13-118322) is listed on all marketing materials and company vehicles so you can easily verify compliance. We as a company have maintained good standing since it was enacted in 2013.
In the next article, we will cover why the KRRA is important and what the Kansas Attorney General’s office is screening roofing contractors for.