|For Immediate Release
June 6, 2022
Freedom First Budget Makes Major Investments to Improve Customer Experience
The FY 2022-23 Budget Reflects Governor DeSantis’ Continuing Investment in
Streamlining Government Processes and Enhancing Quality of Services for Floridians
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget reflects a major investment in technology. It is designed to minimize burdens of government processes and deliver new, meaningful, long-term improvements for businesses and professionals regulated by the Department.
“We applaud Governor DeSantis for his support in upgrading the Department’s online customer licensing interface and substantial advancements in the methods by which the Department serves nearly 1.6 million licensees annually through its Customer Contact Center,” said DBPR Secretary Melanie S. Griffin. “This budget will make those advancements possible, create a user-friendly experience for all our licensees and help streamline the licensing process for Florida citizens.”
The FY 2022-23 budget provides the Department with the resources needed to continue Governor DeSantis’ vision for improving Florida’s regulatory environment for businesses and professions, which includes:
Customer Experience Modernization & Return Call Software
In addition to technological modernizations and maintaining the agency’s core focus of ensuring businesses and professionals provide safe, quality services to Florida residents and visitors, the FY 2022-23 budget also:
Law Enforcement Training & Equipment
Florida PALM Readiness
Transfer to the Florida Gaming Control Commission
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates nearly 1.6 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida across more than 30 fields of industry, 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, 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, pari-mutuel wagering, and condominiums, timeshares, and other cooperative residential arrangements. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, visit myfloridalicense.com.
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