Michigan City, IN asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana

Q: Our Indiana town has a mandatory registry for contractors. Is it legal for the Town to fine either a non-complying

contractor or the homeowner for whom they are working? Is it legal under State law?

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A: The legality of fines imposed by an Indiana town for non-compliance with contractor registration hinges on the town's specific ordinances and regulations. Indiana state law allows municipalities to establish their own rules regarding contractor registration and penalties. These fines are typically meant to ensure contractors meet local standards and building codes. To assess legality, it's crucial to review the town's ordinances, which should detail registration requirements, penalties, and any available appeals processes.

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