Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: A database of roofing contractors registered by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office to do business in Kansas.
Why you’d want it: To protect yourself and your home. A law went into effect July 1 requiring that roofing contractors obtain a registration certificate from the Attorney General’s Office to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas.
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Where you get it: The attorney general’s website, www.ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/your-home-car/roofing.
How much it will cost: The information is free.