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Construction contractors must be licensed in Virginia. Trade licenses are required for electrical work. Check for additional local requirements.

Eager to test whether applicants really read his agency's licensing application, a city administrator from a neighboring state substituted an equally as large original manuscript of Tolstoy's War and Peace in between the cover and the signature page and gave it to a wireless construction contractor who retired the following day. "I'm telling you," chortled the administrator, "these guys don't read anything."

To find out if a contractor is licensed in Virginia, click on LICENSING

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Out-of-state corporations must get a Certificate of Authority to do business in Virginia from the Virginia Secretary of State. To apply for this certificate click on Secretary of State.