TDLR says do not hire Unlicensed Service Providers

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has released a list of people who are no longer authorized to perform or offer to perform licensed services in Texas. TDLR urges consumers not to hire unlicensed service providers.

The list includes actions taken since June by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and TDLR’s Executive Director, Brian Francis, to safeguard consumers and protect public health and safety.

Among the types of violations that would cause a license to be revoked or that would cause TDLR to issue a cease and desist order or a permanent injunction: engaging in fraudulent activity or being convicted of a criminal offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation, performing services without having the appropriate license or making false statements to obtain a license.

The individuals or businesses in the cities listed below are not authorized to perform, or offer to perform, licensed services in Texas. Please see https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/safeguardingconsumers.htm for additional details on each action.

Licenses Revoked

License TypeCity
Air Conditioning & RefrigerationDeer Park & Goliad
BarbersGarland
CosmetologyHouston
ElectriciansEdinburg, Kempner, Quitman, Richland Hills
Massage TherapyAllen, Euless, Houston, Katy, Missouri City, San Antonio, Weatherford
TowingHouston
Vehicle Storage FacilitiesHouston

Cease and Desist Orders

License TypeCity
Air Conditioning & RefrigerationRound Rock, San Antonio
AuctioneersGarland
BarbersKilleen
Electrical ContractorsHouston, Pflugerville, San Antonio
MidwivesAmarillo

Permanent Revocations

License TypeCity
CosmetologyDallas
Massage TherapyBedford & Midland

Permanent Injunctions

License TypeCity
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration/Electrical ContractorSpring
Electrical ContractorsSpring

 “People working in professions and industries without the proper license can pose a risk to your health, your safety, and your wallet. TDLR provides the Safeguarding Consumers webpage as one way to help ensure the safety of consumers – and to protect small businesses that are complying with state laws. Before you hire someone, always check with TDLR first to make sure that person is licensed,” Francis said. 

TDLR maintains a list so that consumers can protect themselves against using unlicensed work activities. To see ALL violations, including license revocations, suspensions, and fines, search TDLR’s Administrative Orders database (https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cimsfo/fosearch.asp).

To report unlicensed activityfile a complaint online: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/complaints/.

About TDLR

TDLR provides regulatory oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment in Texas. The agency protects the health and safety of Texans by ensuring they are served by qualified, licensed professionals. Inspections of individuals, businesses, and equipment are done on a regular basis to safeguard the public. Currently, the agency regulates 38 business and occupational licensing programs with more than 1,000,000 licensees across the state.

Visit TDLR’s website for more information and resources. You can search the TDLR licensee database, and also find past violations in which a final order was issued against companies or individuals. TDLR’s Customer Service line is available anytime between 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 1-800-803-9202. TDLR representatives are fluent in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Mandarin.

Courtesy: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

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