City stings unlicensed contractors

The Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement has fined five contractors $250 each after conducting its first-ever sting to crack down on contractors operating without a license and without securing proper permits. Department staff researched and identified suspected unlicensed contractors with a history of bad business practices, then made appointments with them at locations in need of work. If they accepted a job without having proper licenses or permits, they were issued a citation. The city prosecutor may take legal action against violators who do not pay their citations.

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