Consumers Can Use New iPhone App To Check Contractor Licenses

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has launched its first mobile application, or “app,” that allows users to access its license and registration database and find information about the approximately 600,000 individuals who provide services to the public, ranging from healthcare practitioners to home improvement contractors.


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