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Practicing in Maryland, DC, & Virginia

with offices in Montgomery,
Frederick, and Prince George's
counties in Maryland.

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Silver Spring - (240) 833-2284
Frederick - (301) 668-5111
Upper Marlboro - (301) 736-5432

Resources

Important Law & Other Legal Resources

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Business
and Professional Licensing Administration
Provides information on contractor, tradesman licensing, etc.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Access Board (formerly Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board)

Comprehensive ADA Information

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center
Broad EPA compliance information

Department of Agriculture, Forest Products Laboratory
Technical information on wood products

Department of Labor, Employment Law Guide
Basic information for businesses hiring employees

Forms.gov
Searchable database for federal forms

Internal Revenue Service, Construction
Tax information for construction businesses

Internal Revenue Service, Homebuilder Energy Credit
Information on a tax credit is available to energy efficient homebuilders

Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Information on environmental regulations pertaining to paint

Small Business Administration
Resources for a Small Business along with information on SBA Loans

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General business Links

American Concrete Institute
Forms and publications

American Institute of Architects
A variety of publications may be purchased

American Institute of Constructors
Trade association with certification process

American Institute of Steel Construction
Specifications and Publications

American Institute of Timber Construction
Forms and publications

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Standards information

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Standards information

American Welding Society
Welding codes and standards

American Wood Council
Wood related code and construction information

Architectural Precast Association
Information on Precast Concrete

Architectural Woodwork Institute
Quality standards and publications

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
Information, codes and specifications for pool designers

Brick Industry Association (formerly Brick Institute of America)
Information, and code information for those who use brick

Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers’ Association
Contains code information and standards for cellulose insulation.

Design-Build Institute of America
Trade association with forms and broad information

Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Information about expansion joints

First Source
Thorough building code information

Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association
Codes and other information for safe construction

Insulation Contractors Association of America
General information on insulation.

Manufactured Housing Institute
Information on manufactured housing

Masonry Advisory Council
Codes and other technical information

National Association of Home Builders
Trade association with broad resources such as codes standards and environmental information

National Concrete Masonry Association
Online Resources includes articles on fire safety and code issues

National Roofing Contractors Association
Information for roofers

National Swimming Pool Foundation
Codes and other resources for swimming pool contractors Construction Manual: A Handbook for Builders and Developers” and other energy efficiency technical publications

Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
Code and standards

Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
Plumbing information

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
Plumbing code information and more

Portland Cement Association
Free and pay information

Research Council on Structural Connections
Specifications and proposed procedures

Retail Contractors Association
Trade Association

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
Technical information

Stairway Manufacturers’ Association
Codes and other information on stairways

Steel Door Institute
Info on steel doors

Steel Framing Alliance
Info on steel framing

ToolBase Services: The Home Building Industry’s Technical Information Resource
Broad resource library

Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Technical information and standards

Wire Reinforcement Institute
Technical and code information

Wood Truss Council of America
Standards and other technical information

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MARYLAND  STATE AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Provides information about licensing and a directory where licensed businesses can be located

Home Improvement Commission
A home improvement Commission License is generally necessary to contract directly with individuals for work on their residences. This site provides information and forms and allows certain online applications

Maryland Attorney General Home Builder’s Registration Unit
Provides information on required home builders license and permits online registration

Regulatory and Enforcement Division State Comptroller
Provides general licensing information

Montgomery County Consumer Protection
Provides form and information about licensing requirements for Montgomery County

Montgomery County Permitting Services
Provides real time information on permits and allows scheduling of inspections on line, among
other things

Frederick County Division of Permitting & Development
Provides information on obtaining permits inspections etc. in Frederick County Maryland

Howard County D.I.L.P.
Provides information on Howard County Permits

State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors
Forms information and applications for these trades

State Board of Master Electricians
Forms information and applications for this trade

State Board of Plumbing
Forms information and applications for this trade

Department of the Environment
Information on environmental issues such as lead and asbestos abatement

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VIRGINIA STATE & COUNTY LINKS

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Licensing information, forms, and searchable database.

Board for Contractors
Provides forms information and a searchable database.

Fairfax County Government
Information on Fairfax County License

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/buildingpermits/
Provides information on building permits, code enforcement along with an interactive permit system.

Arlington County Government
Provides information on license

Alrington, VA Inspection Services
Provides information on building permits, code enforcement along with an interactive permit system.

City of Alexandria Code Enforcement
Provides information on licenses, building permits, code enforcement along with an interactive permit system.

Board for Contractors Tradesman Licensure
Provides regulations forms, etc