4. Rhode Island Small Claims Court: (For your information only - not a legal advice)
You can file your Rhode Island Small claim in the county where your contractor lives, or where the contract was signed.
To start your small claims lawsuit file a complaint and summons with a Clerk of a district court. You can pick up all the forms at the courthouse.
At the time of filing you will have to pay a filing fee.
You can find locations of Rhode Island Courts here.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $2,500 ;
- Attorney: allowed, but not required;
- Right to appeal: yes (within 30 days)
You can find more information about Rhode Island Small Claims Court here, or contact the court where you are filing your claim.
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".