Hiring a contractor for storm repairs? Get the info you need

As many people on the North Side begin repairs following the recent tornado, the City of Minneapolis has resources available to help homeowners get the information they need before hiring a contractor.

Anyone performing remodeling, repairs, roofing, and other similar work on residential dwellings must be licensed in Minneapolis. Licensed construction professionals are insured and bonded, and they obtain building permits, which allow inspections of their work to ensure that it is done correctly. See a list of State Licensed building contractors. You can also check on whether a company is licensed by calling 311 or the City's Business License Division at (612) 673-2080.

Published May 31, 2011