A business intends to follow all the rules of being in business is sending you a message that they are doing everything possible to gain your trust.
The business that says it is a tax grab is saying that rules do not matter. What else does not matter to the business owner? Avoid businesses that are not licensed if that is the requirement.
If a contractor does not have a license, they simply won’t get a permit. Without a permit there likely will be no inspection. When you sell your house this may become a permanent liability if you have done some types of renovations to your house without a permit.
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