815 KAR 6:020. Advertising by home inspectors.


      RELATES TO: 198B.706(15), 198B.712, EO 2009-535

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 198B.706, EO 2009-535

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS 198B.706 requires the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of KRS 198B.700 to 198B.738. necessary to enforce the provisions of KRS 198B.700 to 198B.738. EO 2009-535, effective June 12, 2009, reorganized the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction as the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, and established the commissioner, rather than executive director, as the head of the department. This administrative regulation establishes guidelines for advertising by home inspectors, so that customers and citizens may properly identify licensed inspectors.


      Section 1. License Number to be Displayed. Except as provided in Section 2 of this administrative regulation, every person claiming to be a home inspector shall identify his or her license number in all advertising disseminated, either directly or indirectly, to the general public.


      Section 2. Exceptions. This administrative regulation shall not apply to novelty items distributed by the licensed home inspector.


      Section 3. Vehicle Identification. (1) A vehicle used in advertising the operation of a home inspector business shall bear the license number of the home inspector in a conspicuous location and shall be composed of letters and numbers not less than two (2) inches high.

      (2) The numbers and letters of the license shall be visible and legible while the vehicle is being operated.


      Section 4. Business Entities. if the home inspector is operating under the name of a business entity, the requirements of this administrative regulation shall be satisfied by displaying the license number of one the owner or an employee of the business who is a licensed home inspector. (32 Ky.R. 2402; Am. 33 Ky.R. 779; eff. 10-6-2006; 36 Ky.R. 687; 1037; eff. 12-4-2009.)