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TX electrical sign contractors: Crackdowns based on 2012 TDLR changes & revisions

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There are apparently sting operations being performed to ensure electrical sign contractors are adhering to the latest TDLR changes. In particular, attention is being given to whether or not contractors are following the stipulation to include their name, address, phone number, license number and the verbiage shown below on proposals, invoices, and written contracts. The sticky part: a dollar amount written on a business card and given to a customer is considered a proposal, in which case that business card must then also include the verbiage below:

Regulated by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P. O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711

1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599; website:

I'm in no way an expert in the area, just thought this might help TX contractors avoid any potential headaches.

Edited by Westcoast Sign Guy

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Government "gone wild" strikes in the lone star.

Well they must be thinking of ways to revenue farm it appears, like when they send the highway patrol on selected "let's write ticket" days because the state is bankrupt. In CA, it's the same except for the "Complaint" line added.

In fact we have to have our lic# on everything marketing and on vehicles. Only, our "Do nothing" Contractors Board hasn't had a sting to enforce such a stupid rule unless there is a complaint that winds up in court and a judge notices it or some sort of malice / ill will, or evade. Which as I've said before, sometimes "Doing Nothing" is better than "doing something"

This all sounds like when the city decides to install a new stop sign and then deploys patrol car hiding behind a bush up the next day to see if they can catch anyone who doesn't notice it.

Wonder what the TSA has said, if anything? Or did they go CSA/ISA and be MIA on the issue and program it out so it's members won't go KIA. :crazy:

You would think there would be more interest in busting the people who are doing wrong in the first place, like not licensed activity and not the people who have gone through the proper channel and not bust those that make a slight unintended omission. Obviously poor spending of our governments means fit the bill elsewhere. Most of the time if there's money to be made in enforcing an issue, some look to make money making it known. Such is the revolving door.

Then again, A EMC Board user just got sent to jail for 15 days for helping out in charity work. LINK So what can we expect?


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"You would think there would be more interest in busting the people who are doing wrong in the first place, like not licensed activity and not the people who have gone through the proper channel and not bust those that make a slight unintended omission. Obviously poor spending of our governments means fit the bill elsewhere. Most of the time if there's money to be made in enforcing an issue, some look to make money making it known. Such is the revolving door." re Erik

Agreed 100% Erik.

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