Arizona Registrar of Contractors

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Application Time Frames

R4-9-113 Application Process

  1. In accordance with the provisions of A.R.S. §32-1122 an applicant for licensure shall submit a verified application on forms prescribed by the Registrar of Contractors.
  2. The Registrar shall review an application for administrative completeness and mail a written notice within 40 days from the date of receipt.
    1. If no deficiencies are found in the application, the Registrar shall mail a written notice of completeness to the applicant.
    2. If deficiencies are found in the application, the Registrar shall mail a written request for additional information specifically delineating the deficiencies to the applicant. The 40-day time frame for the Registrar to finish the review for completeness is suspended from the date the notice of deficiencies is mailed until the applicant provides the Registrar with all requested information.
  3. The applicant shall submit all of the deficient information required, or request an extension of time, within 30 days of the date of mailing of the notice of deficiencies.
    1. If the applicant requests an extension of time, that request shall be submitted in writing and be signed by a principal on the application. The request shall specify the reason for the request and why the applicant believes the applicant will be able to submit the information within 60 days of the date of mailing the notice of deficiencies.
    2. The Registrar shall grant the request for an extension if the Registrar determines that there is a reasonable likelihood that the applicant will be able to submit all information by the end of the extension.
    3. The Registrar shall mail its decision to grant or deny an extension to the applicant within 15 days of receipt of the request. If an extension is granted, it shall not exceed 60 days from the date of the mailing of the notice of deficiencies. If an extension is denied, the notice shall contain an explanation of the reason for the denial.
    4. If the applicant does not provide the Registrar with the required information within 30 days from the date of the notice of deficiencies, or 60 days from the date of the notice of deficiencies if the agency granted the applicant an extension of time, the agency shall return the application.
  4. The agency shall complete a substantive review of the applicant's qualifications and grant, deny, or mail a written notice of deficiencies within 20 days after expiration of the administrative completeness review.
    1. If the Registrar finds deficiencies during the substantive review of the application, the Registrar shall mail a written request for additional information to the applicant. The applicant shall have 15 days from the date of mailing of the notice of deficiencies to provide the missing information.
    2. The 20 day time frame for a substantive review shall be suspended from the date of mailing the request for additional information until the applicant provides the Registrar with all requested information.
    3. Within 15 days of the date of mailing of the notice of deficiencies, the applicant may mail a request for an extension of time not to exceed 30 days from the date of the mailing of the notice of deficiencies. The applicant's request must be in writing and signed by a principal on the application.
    4. If the applicant does not provide the Registrar with the required information within 15 days of the date of mailing the notice of deficiencies, or request an extension of time, the Registrar shall deny the application.
    5. The Registrar shall mail written notice to the applicant of the Registrar's decision to grant or deny an extension. If an extension is granted, it shall not exceed 30 days from the date of mailing the notice of deficiencies. If an extension is denied, such notice shall contain an explanation of the reason for denial.
    6. If the applicant does not qualify for licensure the Registrar shall deny the application and mail a written notice of the Registrar action to the applicant pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1076.
  5. For purposes of A.R.S. §41-1072 et.seq., the Registrar establishes the following time frames for issuance of a contractors license.
    1. Administrative completeness review time frame: 40 days
    2. Substantive review time frame: 20 days
    3. Overall agency time frame: 60 days
    (These time frames do not include extensions granted to the applicant to respond pursuant to subsection C, paragraph 2 and subsection D, paragraph 5.)
  6. For the purpose of this section, 1st class mail sent to the address on the application shall serve as legal notice.
  7. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this section, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday.
  8. Not withstanding any provision of this section the applicant may apply to the Registrar in writing to withdraw a license application and fees any time before issuance or denial.


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