It’s about time! NC Licensing Board Online

It’s about time! NC Licensing Board for GC’s announces

Contractors Licensing Central (NCCLiC) for online licensing

The NC Licensing Board for General Contractors is finally moving to an online license renewal system: It’s North Carolina Contractors Licensing Central or NCCLiC.

Log on now and establish your profile – it only takes a minute: It’s fast, easy and secure.

Visit to get started.

  1. CLiC the orange button
  2. CLiC to register your existing license number
  3. Enter the requested information:
  • your license number
  • a password of your choosing then confirm your password
  • an email address then confirm the email
  • tax ID for corporations/LLCs or Social Security number for sole proprietors
  1. CLiC “I agree” to confirm agreement with terms
  2. CLiC “register”
  3. Look for an email to confirm your account. Simply click the red button.

For the 2019 renewals, you’ll be able to use NCCLiC. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED.

Call us at 919-571-4183 if you have any questions or need assistance.



Government Affairs Update

Government Affairs Update – June 19, 2018

From the Desk of Troi Hicks
Joint Government Affairs Director 


·        The NC General Assembly voted in the budget last Tuesday, so they’ll be wrapping up soon.

·        Two constitutional amendments have been proposed: HB 1092 would require photo id to vote; SB 75 would cap income tax rate at 5.5%. Both are in committees.

·        Special pertinence to WS: WS Conveyance Bill, HB 996- would allow city to sell city-owned property to buyers who promise to develop housing at the low to median income level; intended to assuage the need for “affordable” housing units. Still in Committee.

·        Legislative Priorities Update- All of the following have been passed!

  • Budget included changes to sales tax- members can receive credit for taxes paid on RMI materials immediately, instead of having to file the exemption form. Can still use the exemption form later.
  • HB 948- marketplace of retired inspectors; builder can use inspector from Dept. of Insurance in inspection request lasts longer than 2 days.
  • HB 826: Capacity Fees- technical changes as to when the fee can be assessed (whatever is later- when the plat is recorded or when water/sewer service is committed by local gov’t). Updating gallons per day usage- will take effect “on or before” Jan. 1, 2020.


System Development Fees: On Monday, June 11, the City/County Utility Commission (CCUC) voted on to delay implementation of the proposed System Development Fees until January 1, 2019. At that point, 50% of the water and wastewater fees will become effective. CCUC will revisit the fee amount in Spring 2019 before voting on the 100% rollout to become effective July 1, 2019.

Winston-Salem Fence Ordinance: The proposed fence ordinance has been updated slight. The proposed ordinance now specifies that the height standards apply to fences in front yards with an opacity of greater than 50%. Fences in front yards higher than 4 feet above grade will be permitted if no more than 50% of the fence is opaque. Masonry boundary fences and walls are exempted from this provision.

The draft ordinance includes the following provisions:

·        Prohibits residential fences within public-right-of-way or on public utility easements without written permission, or in areas that would obstruct visibility for motorists at street intersections.

·        Height: Prohibits installation of fence higher than 4 feet in front yard setback; prohibits fence higher than 8 feet in side or rear yard. Zoning officers can permit height of up to 10 feet in special circumstances.

·        Materials: Ornamental iron, steel, or aluminum, wood, composite materials designed to appear as wood, metal, or masonry, chain-link, and vinyl fence panels are PERMITTED fencing materials. PROHIBITED materials include barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire, and debris, junk, rolled plastic, sheet metal, untreated plywood, or waste materials.

Enforcement of the ordinance would be complaint-driven. Temporary fences for construction purposes are exempted from the provisions in the ordinance. The ordinance will go back to committee on August 13th.

Forsyth County Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Proposed: The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners plans to put a quarter-cent sales tax increase for Forsyth County on the November 2018 ballot. Revenue from this sales tax would pay for the Forsyth County Hall of Justice project. Alternative plans to raise revenue included a property tax increase of 2.3 cents in the county. If the sales tax referendum does not pass this Fall, the County will raise property taxes 3.1 cents in 2019. If the sales tax is passed, it would not take effect until April 2019.


2018 Meetings, Events, Socials

2018 Meetings, Events & Socials

Builder’s Lunch Break and Learn meets the 1st Tuesday Monthly, 12:00pm

Professional Women in Building meets the 1st Tuesday Monthly, 5:30pm
Spike / Membership Committee meets the 1st Wednesday, call for times
Remodelers Council meets the 2nd Tuesday Monthly, 6pm
Associate Members Committee meets the 2nd Thursday Monthly, 4 – 5pm

Exec Board & Board Meetings are 3rd Tuesday Monthly

No Committee or Council Meetings in July

July 15
Fall Parade of Homes – Early Bird Deadline
[Late entry deadline: August 15]

August 16, 6pm
BUILD PAC Beer & Wine Social
Sponsored by BMC, Co-Sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas
Location: Lake at Lissara
Call 336.464.8001 to learn how to get a free VIP ticket to event!

August 21, 6:30pm (Gates Open)
HBAWS Board to the Dash Game [Allegacy Suite]

August 24, 8am
2019 Triad Home & Garden Show – Booth Lottery
[Must be HBAWS Member who exhibited in 2018 Show]

September 6
Membership Social & Cornhole Tournament

September 11 – 13
NCHBA 21 Century Expo & 3rd Quarter Meetings, Charlotte, NC

September 25 –  Save the Date
Pints & Politics!

October 13, 14 and 20, 21

Fall Parade of Homes – sponsored by BB&T
October 10 – Parade PreQualifying
October 11 – Parade Judging

October 16 – Fall Parade Breakfast 

October 18 – Golden Home Awards Gala
o-sponsored by Pine Hall Brick & Marsh Kitchens

November 2

Sporting Clays – sponsored by Carter Lumber Company
Hunting Creek Preserves, Harmony, NC

November 27

Membership Meeting

 December 3, 4

NCHBA 4th Quarter Meetings, Greensboro, NC

Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

CE Class – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

HBAWS Education – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

Date: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 11:30am

Location: HBAWS office

Event Description:

HBAWS CE – Licensed Contractors: What’s In a Name?
Presented by Frank Wiesner, Executive Director of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

It matters how you conduct your business whether you are entering into contracts with customers, advertising, applying for permits and any other matter in which you are portraying yourself as an individual or corporate entity with intent to conduct business as a North Carolina Licensed General Contractor.  Nearly 30% of all HBA Builder Members are not operating in a 100% correct manner.  Be certain that you are!  Why does this matter?  More information from the NCLBGC below…

*2 General Continuing Education Credit available towards your HABWS required credits


Housing = Jobs

Housing = Jobs

Housing = Jobs

[NCHBA] Consumer Benefits of New Construction:

  • Even though new homes tend to be larger, energy costs are about 10 percent lower in new homes compared to existing homes.
  • Maintenance costs on average were 56 percent lower in new homes; $547 a year for all single family homes versus $241 for homes built after 2008.
  • New homes feature floor plans that suit modern lifestyles, with open space layouts, high ceilings, large windows and design features such as information centers in kitchens, laundry rooms located near bedrooms, walk-in closets and pantries and mudrooms for convenience and comfort. Find the most popular features in 2014
  • Today’s new homes are built with environmentally-friendly features such as energy-efficient tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances, HVAC systems, insulation and windows and doors that make the home more comfortable and can save the home owners money over the long term.

Community and Economic Benefits of New Construction:

The estimated one-year local impacts of building 100 single-family homes in a typical metro area include:

  • $21.1 million in local income,
  • $2.2 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments, and
  • 324 local jobs.

The additional, annually recurring impacts of building 100 single-family homes in a typical metro area include:

  • $3.1 million in local income,
  • $743,000 in taxes and other revenue for local governments, and
  • 53 local jobs.


*Article originally posted on NCHBA website.