|For Immediate Release
October 4, 2022
DBPR Issues Construction Contractor-Related Emergency Order to Assist Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Melanie S. Griffin has signed DBPR Emergency Order 2022-03. The emergency order waives certain contractor requirements to more quickly assist homeowners and businesses with recovery and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s impacts to the state.
“Governor Ron DeSantis has given us a firm directive to bring all resources to the table for the millions of Floridians impacted by this disaster,” said Secretary Griffin. “Within the framework provided by law, this emergency order assures Floridians have access to licensed contractors now able to deploy from across the state and put their professional skills to work.”
DBPR Emergency Order 2022-03 waives the requirement for certified or registered, general, building, or residential contractors to subcontract roofing work for the repair or installation of any roof type in the following counties:
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Desoto, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Jones, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Union and Volusia.
While the emergency order is in effect, registered contractors are not subject to geographic scope limitations or requirements when providing services in listed counties, subject to additional requirements outlined in the emergency order.
The emergency order also clarifies that the installation of non-permanent, emergency tarps to relieve damage caused by Hurricane Ian fall within the exemptions listed in section 489.103(6), Florida Statues.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates nearly 1.7 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, including accountants, architects and interior designers, asbestos consultants, athlete agents, auctioneers, barbers, building code administrators and inspectors, community association managers, construction contractors, cosmetologists, electrical contractors, employee leasing companies, engineers, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, mold assessors and remediators, pilot commissioners, real estate appraisers and brokers, and veterinarians, as well as businesses dealing in alcoholic beverages, tobacco, food service, public lodging, and condominiums, timeshares, and other cooperative residential arrangements. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, please visit myfloridalicense.com.
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