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How to Verify a Professional's License in High Point?

There are over 20 professional boards responsible for licensing eligible professionals in the City of High point. These include, but are not limited to, the North Carolina Board of Architecture (NCBARCH), the Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCBELS), and the North Carolina Board Examiners of Electrical Contractor (NCBEEC). You can verify your professional's license status using the online search tool provided by the individual's professional board. For example, you can verify an architect's license using the NCBARCH's search licensee directory, an engineering license using the NCBELS's licensee lookup tool, and an electrical contractor's license via the NCBEEC's license search tool. You can also contact your local consumer protection agency to assist you with verifying the licensing status of your intended professional.

Having verified your professional's license status, you should also ensure that the individual obtains the necessary permits for the job from the appropriate authority. For example, building projects in the City of High Point are regulated by the city's Planning and Development Department, and you can obtain permits for all home improvement or construction work from the department. All queries concerning permit information can be referred to the city's planning and development department by calling (336) 883-3056.

Do High Point Neighborhood Councils
Issue Permits?

No, neighborhood associations and homeowners associations in High Point are not responsible for issuing building permits. These associations are created to promote the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods and localities via methods like public advocacy, participation in the decisions that affect members of the community, implementation of neighborhood covenants, and community projects. In March 2017, the Washington Street Neighborhood Association unveiled the Little Free Library to people living in the Washington Street neighborhood. The library was filled with children's books and anyone in the neighborhood could take a book for free. Likewise, the Burns Hill Neighborhood Association created a food pantry to battle food insecurity in the neighborhood. The goal of this project was to empower the residents of Burns Hill and other neighborhoods in High Point and provide them with the means to be able to take care of themselves. You can find the list of registered neighborhood associations in the city, their meeting schedules, as well as upcoming projects, and plans on the city's neighborhood associations page.

How Do You File an Unfair Business
Complaint in High Point?

Consumer complaints concerning unfair business practices in High Point are handled by the North Carolina Consumer Protection Division. You can file a complaint with the division online or by calling (919) 716- 6000. Once a consumer complaint is received, the North Carolina Consumer Protection Division will review the complaint and any supporting documents submitted with it to confirm the genuineness of the matter. Once the review is complete, a copy of the complaint will be sent to the business, and you will receive copies of all correspondence. The North Carolina Consumer Protection Division typically resolves consumer complaints by mediating between you and the business. However, residents of High Point must understand that filing a complaint with the division does not guarantee the resolution of the matter. As such, you may consider filing an action in an appropriate court if you are not satisfied with the mediation process. You can file matters involving a total value of $5,000 or less as small claims in Guilford County Court. Lastly, you can report complaints involving criminal offenses to the High Point Police Department by calling (336) 883-3224.