County of Rockland
Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures

2019 Goals

  • Enhance the public awareness of Consumer Protection through television, radio and print media as well as social media platforms.
  • Expand enforcement endeavors against unlicensed contractors through more efficient work practices to include mapping software, employee training and off-hours/multi-personnel sweeps and operations.
  • Create a more efficient avenue for contractor applications and renewals. Limit backlog issues and provide a tracking mechanism for missing or incorrect documents necessary for the application.
  • Create a more user friendly public web site engineered to enhance the ability to query and directly contact licensed contractors within the county.
  • Establish communication protocols with all county building departments to exchange information concerning construction, permits, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Continue the public outreach and education as to the benefits of utilizing the Office of Consumer Protection. Reinforce the pitfalls of hiring an unlicensed contractor.
  • Develop educational products for both homeowners and contractors.
  • Continued enforcement of Rockland County Laws under our jurisdiction including continued cooperation with the Office of the District Attorney and Sheriff's Department in pursuit of unlicensed contractors.
  • Coordinate with the Department of Law, County Legislature and Sheriff's Department regarding the "Licensing of Taxis and For-Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Base Stations in the County of Rockland Act".
  • Coordinate with the Department of Law and County Legislature in developing the "Rockland County Developers and Contractors Integrity Act".

2018 Accomplishments

  • 162 prosecutions for performing unlicensed contracting work in Rockland County.  Unlicensed contracting is a Class A misdemeanor, a criminal offense.
  • Investigated 565 complaints for unfair/unlawful business practice and unlicensed contracting.
  • Processed 338 new contractors licenses.
  • Restitution revenue of $35,365.00.
  • Weights & Measures staff reached their quota of inspecting all affiliated businesses in Rockland County.
  • Inspector CJ Bryant named both "Man of the County" and President of the Southeastern Weights & Measures.