3. Better Business Bureau:
Go to http://www.bbb.org/ and enter your zip code. When your local BBB page appear click on the "FILE A COMPLAINT" link and follow directions.
4. Georgia Magistrate Court (Small Claims Court):
You should file a Small Claims case in the county where your contractor resides, or one of the the owners of the business resides, or, if your contractor is a corporation, where it has designated its registered office with the Secretary of States Office.
You will have to pay a filing fee of $45 to $55 (fees vary from county to county and there is an extra charge for service for any additional defendants).
To start a Small Claims lawsuit in Georgia fill out a Statement of Claim Form and file it in person or mail the claim form to the appropriate Magistrate Court.
You may get a Statement of Claim Form and instructions online.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $15,000;
- Attorney: not required but allowed for both plaintiff and defendant;
- Right to appeal: yes, for both parties
More information about Georgia Small Claims Court on-line here.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".