Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 65
Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-65-4

§ 5-65-4. Registration required to obtain judicial or administrative remedy — Exception.

(a) A contractor may not file a lien, file a claim with the board, or bring or maintain in any court of this state a suit or action for compensation for the performance of any work on any structure or for the breach of any contract for work on any structure that is subject to this chapter, unless the contractor was:

(1) Registered under this chapter at the time the contractor bid or entered into the contract for performance of the work unless the bid or contract predated July 1, 1990; and

(2) Registered continuously while performing the work for which compensation is sought.

(b) A court may choose not to apply this section if the court finds that to do so would result in a substantial injustice to the unregistered contractor.

History of Section.
P.L. 1989, ch. 222, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch 350, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 322, § 1.