Declaratory Statements

A declaratory statement is the sole means for obtaining a binding interpretation or opinion from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) concerning the applicability of statutory provisions, rules or orders over which the CILB has authority (Chapters 455 and 489, Part I, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61G4, Florida Administrative Code).

A petition for a declaratory statement may only be used to resolve questions or doubts as to how the statutes, rules or orders may apply to the petitioner’s particular circumstances. A declaratory statement is not the appropriate means for determining the conduct of another person or for obtaining a policy statement of general applicability from the CILB.

Section 120.565, Florida Statutes, and 28.105, Florida Administrative Code, set forth the requirements for filing a petition for declaratory statement from the CILB. Below is a list of previously issued declaratory statements dating back to 1994, indexed by year and by which license type was affected by the statement. Please note that some of the statements have since been affected by new statute amendments and rule changes so refer to the Statute/Rule cited to verify the information is still applicable. Please note the petitions which have been denied by the Board are not included.

List of Declaratory Statements

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Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
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