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Are builders required to have a VA ID Number?

Published 08/09/2012 10:47 AM   |    Updated 03/08/2016 11:08 AM
Are all builders required to have a VA builder ID number?  Where do we get the forms?

For any property appraised as either "proposed or under construction" or "new construction", the builder must have a valid VA builder identification number prior to a VA notice of value being issued.  To obtain and maintain a valid VA-assigned builder ID, all of the following must be fully-executed up-to-date and on file at the C&V section at the Regional Loan Center (RLC) of jurisdiction over the location of the property:

The identifying information and certifications shown in Figure 1 of the VA Lender's Handbook (VA Pamphlet 26-7).  Wording must be in the order as shown and either on the builder's letterhead or attached to a statement on the builder's letterhead which references it.
 
VA Form 26-421, Equal Employment Opportunity Certification.

VA Form 26-8791, VA Affirmative Marketing Certification.

Both of the above VA forms may be downloaded from the VA website at:

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/