The Town of Argyle requires that a contractor be registered as a business in order to obtain permits. The registration does not necessarily mean that a contractor is a reputable businessperson. Homeowners should always check references before hiring a contractor. Homeowners should always require their contractors to obtain the proper permits and inspections. Homeowners may choose to pay a contractor based upon approval of Town inspections. Individuals or business entities wanting to register as a contractor with the community development department, must provide a complete contractor registration application, a valid trade license, or driver’s license if not a trade, and a certificate of insurance with a minimum coverage of $500,000.