North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 87 Contractors

Article 1 - General Contractors.

Article 1A - Homeowners Recovery Fund.

  • § 87-15.5   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Applicant. The owner or former owner of a single‑family residential dwelling unit who has suffered a reimbursable...
  • § 87-15.6   Homeowners Recovery Fund
    (a) The Homeowners Recovery Fund is established as a special account of the Board. The Board shall administer the Fund. The purpose of the Fund...
  • § 87-15.7   Fund administration
    (a) The Board shall determine the procedure for applying to the Board for reimbursement from the Fund, for processing applications, for granting requests for reimbursement,...
  • § 87-15.8   Application for reimbursement
    (a) The Board shall prepare a form to be used to apply for reimbursement from the Fund. Only a person whom the Board determines to...
  • § 87-15.9   Subrogation for reimbursement made
    The Board is subrogated to an applicant who is reimbursed from the Fund in the amount reimbursed and may bring an action against the general...

Article 2 - Plumbing and Heating Contractors.

Article 3 - Tile Contractors.

Article 4 - Electrical Contractors.

  • § 87-39   Board of Examiners; appointment; terms; chairman; meetings; quorum; principal office; compensation; oath
    (a) The State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors shall continue as the State agency responsible for the licensing of persons engaging in electrical contracting...
  • § 87-40   Secretary-treasurer
    At its regular first quarter meeting, the Board shall appoint a secretary‑treasurer to serve for one year. The secretary‑treasurer need not be a member of...
  • § 87-41   Seal of Board
    The Board shall adopt a seal for its own use, and the secretary‑treasurer shall have charge and custody thereof. The seal shall have inscribed thereon...
  • § 87-41.1   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) A "qualified individual" is an individual who is qualified in a specific license classification...
  • § 87-42   Duties and powers of Board
    In order to protect the life, health and property of the public, the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors shall provide for the written...
  • § 87-43   Electrical contracting defined; licenses
    Electrical contracting shall be defined as engaging or offering to engage in the business of installing, maintaining, altering or repairing any electric work, wiring, devices,...
  • § 87-43.1   Exceptions
    The provisions of this Article shall not apply: (1) To the installation, construction or maintenance of facilities for providing electric service to the public ahead...
  • § 87-43.2   Issuance of license
    (a) A person, partnership, firm, or corporation shall be eligible to be licensed as an electrical contractor and to have such license renewed, subject to...
  • § 87-43.3   Classification of licenses
    An electrical contracting license shall be issued in one of the following classifications: Limited, under which a licensee shall be permitted to engage in a...
  • § 87-43.4   Residential dwelling license
    There is hereby created a separate license for electrical contractors which shall permit an electrical contractor to engage in electrical contracting projects pertaining to single‑family...
  • § 87-44   Fees; license term
    The Board shall collect a fee from each applicant before granting or renewing a license under the provisions of this Article; the annual license fee...
  • § 87-44.1   Continuing Education Courses Required
    Beginning July 1, 1991, the Board may require as prerequisite to the annual renewal of a license that every listed qualified individual complete continuing education...
  • § 87-44.2   Licensing of nonresidents
    (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply in this section: (1) Delinquent income tax debt. The amount of income tax due as stated in a final...
  • § 87-45   Funds
    The fees collected for examinations and licenses under this Article shall be used for the expenses of the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors...
  • § 87-46   Responsibility of licensee; nonliability of Board
    Nothing in this Article shall relieve the holder or holders of licenses issued under the provisions hereof from complying with the building or electrical codes...
  • § 87-47   Penalties imposed by Board; enforcement procedures
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 709, s. 9. (a1) The following activities are prohibited: (1) Offering to engage or engaging in electrical contracting...
  • § 87-48   Penalty for violation of Article; powers of Board to enjoin violation
    (a) Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article or any rule of the Board adopted pursuant...
  • § 87-49   No examination required of licensed contractors
    Any person, firm or corporation licensed in this State as a Class II electrical contractor on the effective date of this Article shall be entitled...
  • § 87-50   Reciprocity
    To the extent that other states which provide for the licensing of electrical contractors provide for similar action, the Board may grant licenses of the...
  • § 87-50.1   Public awareness program
    The Board shall establish and implement a public awareness program to inform the general public of the purpose and function of the Board. (1979, c....
  • § 87-51   Severability of provisions
    If any provision of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is for any reason held invalid, such invalidity shall not...

Article 5 - Refrigeration Contractors.

Article 6 - Water Well Contractors.

Article 7 - North Carolina Well Construction Act.

  • § 87-83   Short title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the North Carolina Well Construction Act. (1967, c. 1157, s. 1.)
  • § 87-84   Findings and policy
    The General Assembly of North Carolina finds that improperly constructed, operated, maintained, or abandoned wells can adversely affect the public health and the groundwater resources...
  • § 87-85   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Abandoned well" means a well whose use has been discontinued, or which is in...
  • § 87-86   Scope
    No person shall construct, operate, repair, or abandon, or cause to be constructed, operated, repaired, or abandoned, any well, nor shall any person install, repair,...
  • § 87-87   Authority to adopt rules, regulations, and procedures
    The Environmental Management Commission shall adopt rules governing the location, construction, repair, and abandonment of wells, the operation of water wells or well systems with...
  • § 87-88   General standards and requirements
    (a) Prior Permission. Prior permission shall be obtained from the Environmental Management Commission for the construction of (i) any water well or of well systems...
  • § 87-89   Existing installations
    No well or pump installation in existence and in use on July 6, 1967, shall be required to conform to provisions of subsection (a) of...
  • § 87-90   Rights of investigation, entry, access and inspection
    The Environmental Management Commission or Department shall have the right to conduct such investigations as it may reasonably find necessary to carry on its duties...
  • § 87-91   Notice of violation; remedial action order
    (a) Whenever the Environmental Management Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of this Article or any rule adopted pursuant...
  • § 87-92   Hearings; appeals
    Any person wishing to contest a penalty, permit decision, or other order issued under this Article shall be entitled to an administrative hearing and judicial...
  • § 87-93   Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 728, s. 2
  • § 87-94   Civil penalties
    (a) Any person who violates any provision of this Article, Article 7A of this Chapter, any order issued pursuant thereto, or any rule adopted thereunder,...
  • § 87-95   Injunctive relief
    Upon violation of any of the provisions of or any order issued pursuant to this Article, or duly adopted rule of the Commission implementing the...
  • § 87-96   Conflict with other laws
    (a) The provisions of any law, rule, or local ordinance which establish standards affording greater protection to groundwater resources or public health, safety, or welfare...
  • § 87-97   (See Editor's note for effective date) Permitting, inspection, and testing of private drinking water wells
    (a) Mandatory Local Well Programs. Each county, through the local health department that serves the county, shall implement a private drinking water well permitting, inspection,...
  • § 87-98   Bernard Allen Memorial Emergency Drinking Water Fund
    (a) The Bernard Allen Memorial Emergency Drinking Water Fund is established under the control and direction of the Department. The Fund shall be a nonreverting,...

Article 7A - Well Contractors Certification.

  • § 87-98.1   Title
    This Article may be cited as the North Carolina Well Contractors Certification Act. (1997‑358, s. 2.)
  • § 87-98.2   Definitions
    The definitions in G.S. 87‑85 and the following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Commission. The Well Contractors Certification Commission, as established by G.S. 143B‑301.11....
  • § 87-98.3   Purpose
    It is the purpose of this Article to protect the public health and safety by ensuring the integrity and competence of well contractors, to protect...
  • § 87-98.4   Well contractor certification required; exemptions
    (a) Certification Required. No person shall perform, manage, or supervise any well contractor activity without being certified under this Article. A person who is not...
  • § 87-98.5   Types of certification; sole certification
    The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary, shall establish the appropriate types of certification for well contractors. Each certification type established by...
  • § 87-98.6   Well contractor qualifications and examination
    The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary, shall establish minimum requirements of education, experience, and knowledge for each type of certification for...
  • § 87-98.7   Issuance and renewal of certificates; temporary certification; refusal to issue a certificate
    (a) Issuance. An applicant, upon satisfactorily meeting the appropriate requirements, shall be certified to perform in the capacity of a well contractor and shall be...
  • § 87-98.8   Disciplinary actions
    The Commission may issue a written reprimand to a well contractor or, in accordance with the provisions of Article 3A of Chapter 150B of the...
  • § 87-98.9   Fees; Well Construction Fund
    (a) Fees. The Commission may set a fee for certification by examination, an annual fee for certification renewal, and a fee for temporary certification. The...
  • § 87-98.10   Promotion of training
    The Commission and the Secretary may provide training for well contractors and cooperate with educational institutions and private and public associations, persons, or corporations in...
  • § 87-98.11   Responsibilities of well contractors
    All persons receiving certification under this Article to perform well contractor activities in this State shall be responsible for complying with all statutes, rules, and...
  • § 87-98.12   (Effective until September 1, 2010) Continuing education requirements; exemption
    In order to continue to be certified under this Article, a well contractor shall satisfactorily complete the number of hours of approved continuing education required...
  • § 87-98.13   Injunctive relief
    Upon violation of this Article, a rule adopted under this Article, or an order issued under this Article, the Secretary may, either before or after...
  • § 87-99   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 8 - Underground Damage Prevention.

  • § 87-100   Short title
    This Article shall be known as the "Underground Damage Prevention Act". (1985, c. 785, s. 1.)
  • § 87-101   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "Association" means an association, sponsored by utility owners, that will provide for receipt of notification of excavation operations in...
  • § 87-102   Notice required prior to excavation
    (a) Except as provided in G.S. 87‑106, before commencing any excavations in highways, public spaces or in private easements of a utility owner, a person...
  • § 87-103   Effect of permit on liability
    A permit authorizing excavation operations and issued pursuant to law or ordinance shall not relieve a person of the responsibility of complying with this Article....
  • § 87-104   Requirements of person doing excavation
    (a) Except as provided in G.S. 87‑106, no person may excavate in a highway, a public space, or a private easement of a utility owner...
  • § 87-105   Requirements of the person financially responsible for the excavation
    The person financially responsible shall provide to the person responsible for doing the excavating, the names of all underground utility owners in the area of...
  • § 87-106   Exceptions
    The following excavations are exempted from the notification requirements of this Article: (1) Tilling of soil for agricultural purposes; (2) Excavation by a utility owner,...
  • § 87-107   Duties of the utility owners
    Each utility owner, or his designated representative including an association, notified of an intent to excavate shall, before the proposed start of excavating (unless another...
  • § 87-108   Absence of utility location
    Should any utility owner who has been given notice pursuant to G.S. 87‑102 fail to respond to that notice as provided in G.S. 87‑107, or...
  • § 87-109   Recording requirements for associations
    An association shall record with the Register of Deeds of each county in which participating utility owners own or operate underground utilities, a notarized document...
  • § 87-110   Recording requirements for utility owners
    (a) Each utility owner having underground utilities in North Carolina shall record a notarized document containing the name of the utility owner and the title,...
  • § 87-111   Recorded information filed with inspection departments
    A copy of any document or modification or change in the information in that document recorded pursuant to G.S. 87‑109 or G.S. 87‑110 shall be...
  • § 87-112   Color-coding
    When the location of an underground utility is marked with stakes or by other physical means, pursuant to this Article, the utility owner shall use...
  • § 87-113   Notification required when damage done
    (a) The person doing an excavation that results in any known damage to an underground utility shall, immediately after the discovery of the damage, notify...
  • § 87-114   Homeowners
    This Article does not require utility notification before a property owner digs in any area on his own property with nonmechanized equipment nor prior to...