Good Moral Character for the state of Michigan Contractor Licenses

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What does good moral character mean when getting a contractor's license in Michigan?

Good moral character is one of the requisite contractors must satisfy/fulfill in the process of applying for a contractor license. “Good moral character” means a personal history of honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others and for state and federal law. A person with good moral character follows the law and has no previous criminal records.

Characteristics of a Good Moral Applicant:

  • Genuineness
  • Truthfulness
  • Work Ethics
  • Reliability
  • Integrity
  • Ethical
  • Professional

How is good moral character evaluated when applying for a contractor license?

It’s evaluated by gathering information from your past like:

  • Criminal History
  • Prior history of applications to get licensed
  • Civil Complaints
  • Employment History
  • Employment misconduct
  • Violations of court orders
  • Employment misconduct
  • Drug and alcohol dependency

Can not being of a good moral character result in denial of a license?

A Conviction might be justification for denying an occupational license (supported by clear and convincing evidence) based on the necessity that licensees have “good moral character,” but certain records may not be considered:

  • Non-convictions
  • Misdemeanors that do not carry a prison term
  • Convictions unrelated to an individual’s ability to serve general society.

If the applicant lacks good morals, a total record of the proof whereupon the assurance was based, and a notification of the privileges of the candidate to a rehearing and allure.

Lack of good moral conduct actions that can affect the process

  • Fraud
  • Filing of false claims
  • Bribery
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Negligent homicide

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