TDLR’s New “Unlicensed Person” Online Complaint Process
AUSTIN, November 8, 2013 - The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR) new “Report the Activity of an Unlicensed Person” online link makes reporting unlicensed activity easier for Texas consumers and will enable TDLR’s staff to fast-track the Department’s investigation.
TDLR licenses 28 industries, including: cosmetology, barbering, towing, air conditioning and electrical contractors, and dog and cat breeders. In all, the Department licenses over 670,000 persons to work in Texas, but unlicensed people and companies performing services remains a serious problem across the state.
Unlicensed persons performing or offering to perform services regulated by TDLR are committing a violation of the law and putting Texas families at risk.
Report unlicensed activity at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Complaints/Default_Unlicensed.aspx.
Anyone wanting to file a complaint against an individual or business for a license violation can do so anonymously. Simply include enough information for the Department to make a determination that the violation occurred, otherwise, your complaint may not be opened for investigation. To file a complaint for unlicensed activity or a license violation go to: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Complaints/.
The Department encourages consumers to visit its Online License Data Search (http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch/) to ensure tradesmen and their companies are properly licensed before they begin work. Licensed individuals have met licensing requirements, including a criminal background check.
For more information about TDLR programs visit: http://www.tdlr.texas.gov or call 1-800-803-9202.