City of Victoria offers tips when hiring contractors

City’s Permitting Office Provides Helpful Tips for Hiring Contractors for Repairs After the Storm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, residents can expect to see an influx of repair contractors and businesses in the City offering their services for home repairs. The City’s permitting office reminds residents to keep the following tips in mind when hiring a contractor:

Verify your contractor has a Contractor’s License issued by the City of Victoria Ask for the scope of work and bid in writing … Limit deposits or purchase supplies for the contractor Verify your contractor has a permit issued by the City of Victoria Most Importantly: Do not pay for work before it has been completed

The City of Victoria permitting and inspections office will open Tuesday, August 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to issue permits for repairs to home and businesses damaged by the hurricane. For questions, call 361-485-3320.