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Emergency Order 2018-08696 has been issued in response to Hurricane Michael and is applicable to counties directly affected by the hurricane.

The order temporarily allows local building departments, if needed, to issue local specialty roofing licenses to roofers who are qualified in other localities within the State of Florida. These specialty licenses would be subject to local disciplinary oversight like other local specialty licenses.

The order extends the exemption found in section 489.103(19), F.S. to cover repairs to non-residential structures by non-profit organizations, including community centers, houses of worship, and sports facilities.  For-profit commercial buildings are not included in this temporary expansion of the exemption.

For purposes of tarp installation, the order clarifies that Section 489.103(6), Florida Statutes provides an exemption to contractor’s license for: “The sale or installation of any finished products, materials, or articles of merchandise that are not fabricated into and do not become a permanent fixed part of the structure, such as awnings . . .” So long as the tarp installation complies with this exemption, a state contractor’s license is not required.

Paperless Licensing, effective 05/04/2018

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license construction contractors in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for construction contractors. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040