2015 Tennessee Code
Title 62 - Professions, Businesses and Trades
Chapter 6 - Contractors and Contracting
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 62-6-126 - Retirement of license -- Procedure -- Fee -- Reinstatement -- Disciplinary actions -- Renewal -- Transferability.
(a) Any licensee may retire the licensee's license by submitting a form prescribed by the board accompanied by the current active license certificate and a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). Upon receipt of an acceptable application to retire, the board shall issue a retired inactive license certificate to the contractor. The holder of a retired license shall not be entitled to practice as a contractor until the licensee is reinstated.
(b) Any licensee who is not engaged in work or activities that require a contractor's license may apply for a retired license.
(c) A retired license shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from the annual renewal date. If the inactive licensee wishes to remain inactive for any portion of a subsequent calendar year, the licensee shall pay an additional inactive fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) on or before the annual renewal date of each such year.
(d) The board shall not refund any of the renewal fee that a licensee may have paid prior to the receipt of the application to retire.
(e) A retired license may be reinstated by submitting an application acceptable to the board, by paying the full renewal fee for an active license and by fulfilling all other requirements of this part. No examination shall be required to reinstate a retired license.
(f) The retired status of a license shall not bar any disciplinary action by the board against a licensee for any of the causes provided in this part.
(g) In no event may a retired license be renewed for more than seven (7) years dated from the time of initial application.
(h) No retired license is transferable.
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