Registry of Arizona Contractors
Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.
Dear Bird Talk,
In Arizona, snowbirds are non-primary residents and are classed as category 4 subsection 1 for property taxes, which excludes us from protection from licensed trades that go bankrupt, and from making a claim through the Registry of Arizona Contractors to their Recovery Fund. This requires a classification of 3 (primary residence). So we have no recourse for delinquent, licensed trades, even though we pay higher taxes and spend a lot of money here in good times and bad. Buyer beware!
Ed.: This is an FYI. You must be extremely careful when hiring any trades in the United States. Ask for references and call them! Do not deal with door-to-door salespeople, not even charities.