The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than one million Florida businesses and professionals, from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. Our mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is launching its DBPR Dashboard. The DBPR Dashboard provides a view of the Department's processing time, customer contact center call statistics, and licenses issued in the previous month. To view the DBPR Dashboard click here.
Download the free DBPR Mobile app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores today to verify licenses, view hotel and restaurant inspections, and report unlicensed activity with the touch of your finger. To download it from iTunes now click here.
The next license renewal cycles end January 15 and January 31. Affected license types include some alcoholic beverage and tobacco and harbor pilot licensees. Please check your license to ensure you renew by the deadline!
The restaurant inspection process in Florida is changing. Effective July 1, 2014, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants will have a new risk-based frequency inspection program in place. To learn more, read the Risk-Based Inspection Frequency Press Release.
DBPR has received notification of a delinquent account telephone scam targeting licensees. Be aware that we do not contact licensees for credit card or bank account information. If you receive a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to be from the Department, please hang up and verify the status of your account by contacting our Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than one million Florida businesses and professionals, from real estate agents, veterinarians and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. Our mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly.
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DBPR takes unlicensed activity very seriously and regularly participates in outreach events aimed at educating consumers about the risks associated with doing business with unlicensed individuals. We encourage all consumers to know their rights and understand how to verify a professional's license. To join us at an upcoming event, please feel free to take a look at the Upcoming Outreach Events and Presentations page.
Our Customer Contact Center can be reached at 850.487.1395. For a quicker response, the best times to call to speak to a representative are between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Time or 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.