HURRICANE IAN – STATE OF EMERGENCY
Based on the dangers associated with Hurricane Ian, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in all Florida counties to ensure precautions are taken to protect the communities, critical infrastructure, and general welfare of Florida.  The Department’s Emergency Information Page will be continually updated with executive orders, agency emergency orders, and other updates pertinent to Department stakeholders.  Please visit this page for updates during the course of the state of emergency associated with Hurricane Ian.

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DBPR Hurricane Guide
See our DBPR Hurricane Guide for tips and resources for after a storm hits.

Florida Disaster Contractors Network
DBPR is a founding partner of the Disaster Contractors Network (DCN), a contractor-verified clearinghouse to connect individuals with building professionals to address storm-related construction and repairs. Once homeowners are safely able to assess their home repair needs, they are encouraged to log onto DCNOnline.org and search by county for a list of Florida-licensed contractors providing these services in their local community.

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Emergency Order & Fact Sheets

10.01.2022 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 listed counties.

  • 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 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).

Fact Sheet: DBPR Emergency Order 2022-03
Fact Sheet: Contractor Responsibilities and Prohibited Property Insurance Practices

Florida Disaster Contractors Network
DBPR is a founding partner of the Disaster Contractors Network (DCN), a contractor-verified clearinghouse to connect individuals with building professionals to address storm-related construction and repairs. Once homeowners are safely able to assess their home repair needs, they are encouraged to log onto DCNOnline.org and search by county for a list of Florida-licensed contractors providing these services in their local community.

Executive Orders of Governor Ron DeSantis

11.21.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-268 – Renews the state of emergency and all provisions of Executive Order 22-218, as amended by Executive Order 22-219, for 60 days following the date of this Executive Order

11.10.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-256 – Amends Executive Order 22-253 to include all 67 Florida counties

11.09.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-255 – Amends Executive Order 22-253 to include 11 additional counties

11.07.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-253 – Declares a State of Emergency in 34 counties for Subtropical Storm Nicole

09.24.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-219 – Amends Executive Order 22-218 to include all 67 Florida counties

09.23.2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-218 – Declares a State of Emergency in 24 counties for Tropical Depression Nine

 

Agency Emergency Orders

11.22.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-08 renews various provisions of DBPR’s previous emergency orders and extends the existing license renewal deadline for District 07 public food service and public lodging establishment licenses in listed counties from December 1, 2022 to January 20, 2023.

  • District 07 licenses renewed on or before January 20, 2023, shall be considered as timely renewals and will not be assessed any fees.

11.09.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-07 suspends provisions in section 489.513(5), Florida Statutes, to the extent that registered contractors are not subject to the geographical scope limitations or requirements when providing contracting services for the counties listed in the emergency order.

  • While the emergency order is in effect, registered contractors are not subject to geographic scope limitations or requirements in section 489.513(5), Florida Statutes, when providing services in the specified counties, subject to additional requirements outlined in the emergency order.
  • The emergency order requires registered contractors to provide their state registration, proof of compliance with applicable workers’ compensation, and liability and property damage insurance to the jurisdiction in which the work is being performed.
  • The emergency order clarifies that registered contractors working in compliance with the order are not committing an act of unlicensed contracting, as described in section 489.532, Florida Statutes, or practicing beyond the scope of a certification or registration, as specified under section 489.533(1)(s), Florida Statutes.

Fact Sheet: DBPR Emergency Orders 2022-03 & 2022-07

10.25.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-06 waives permit fees associated with replacing, relocating and repairing elevators regulated by DBPR in listed counties through November 22, 2022 and extends expiration of work permits.

10.25.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-05 extends DBPR Emergency Order 2022-01’s renewal deadline from October 31, 2022, to November 22, 2022, for the following licenses:

  • Real Estate: Sales Associates, Broker Sales Associates, Brokers, Corporate Brokers, Partnerships, and Corporations and Branch Offices;
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Retail Vendors, Distributors, Manufacturers, Importers, Brokers, Sales Agents, and Passenger Common Carriers;
  • Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics: Prescription Drug Wholesalers, Prescription Drug Wholesaler – Broker Only, Out-of-State Prescription Drug Wholesalers, and All Other DDC Licenses;
  • Community Association Managers; and adds
  • Cosmetology: Cosmetologists, Nail Specialists, Facial Specialists and Full Specialists.

Licenses renewed on or before November 22, 2022 shall be considered as timely renewals and will not be assessed any late fees.

10.05.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-04 waives the application fees associated with relocating or reopening businesses, including the addition of branch locations regulated by the Department or by any board, commission or division of the Department, where relocation or reopening arises from damages caused by Hurricane Ian in the listed counties.

10.01.2022 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 listed counties.

  • 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 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).

Fact Sheet: DBPR Emergency Order 2022-03
Fact Sheet: Contractor Responsibilities and Prohibited Property Insurance Practices

09.29.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-02 waives the $200 application fee for the issuance of a temporary license to out-of-state veterinarians, effective with the date corresponding with the effective date of Executive Order 22-218, as amended by Executive Order 22-219, linked above.

09.28.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-01 extends the renewal deadline from September 30 or October 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022, for the following licenses:

  • Real Estate: Sales Associates, Broker Sales Associates, Brokers, Corporate Brokers, Partnerships, and Corporations and Branch Offices;
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Retail Vendors, Distributors, Manufacturers, Importers, Brokers, Sales Agents, and Passenger Common Carriers;
  • Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics: Prescription Drug Wholesalers, Prescription Drug Wholesaler – Broker Only, Out-of-State Prescription Drug Wholesalers, and All Other DDC Licenses;
  • Hotels and Restaurants: Public Lodging Establishments, Vacation Rentals, Timeshare Projects, and Public Food Service Establishments; and
  • Community Association Managers.

Licenses renewed on or before October 31, 2022 shall be considered as timely renewals and will not be assessed any late fees.

DBPR Emergency Order 2022-01 also extends the deadline for the filing of monthly reports and returns by certain alcoholic beverage and tobacco license holders from October 10, 2022, to October 31, 2022. Additionally, the order suspends and tolls through October 31, 2022, all final orders reflecting final agency action and all time requirements and deadlines for filing responses outlined in agency orders.

  • The Florida Board of Auctioneers meeting scheduled for September 27, 2022, in Tallahassee, Florida, is cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled for a subsequent date.
  • The Florida Accessibility Advisory Council and Product Approval teleconference meeting scheduled for September 29, 2022, is cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled for a subsequent date.
  • The Florida Barbers’ Board meeting was rescheduled for Oct. 30, 2022, as a teleconference meeting: Barbers’ Board Meeting Information
  • The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board hybrid meeting scheduled for October 3, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, is cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled for a subsequent date.
  • The Florida Board of Cosmetology meeting was rescheduled for Oct. 24, 2022, as a Go-To-Meeting: Cosmetology Board Meeting Information
  • The Florida Board of Professional Geologists scheduled for Oct. 19-20, has changed their location to Jacksonville, Florida: Geologists Board Meeting Information
  • The Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board was rescheduled for Oct. 26-27, 2022, as a Go-To-Meeting: Building Code Administrators & Inspectors Board Meeting Information
  • The Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board scheduled for Oct. 12-14, 2022, has changed their location to Melbourne, Florida: Construction Industry – Board Meeting Information
  • The Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board scheduled for Oct. 12-14, 2022, is allowing a teleconference option for the meeting in St. Augustine, Florida: Electrical Contractors – Board Meeting Information

Temporary Veterinarian License Application
The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine has a 30-Day Temporary Veterinarian License available to out-of-state veterinarians who do not currently hold a Florida Veterinary License but wish to come to Florida to provide relief veterinary services. The fee for this application has been waived, and the application for the 30-Day Temporary Veterinarian License is available on our website.

Florida licensed veterinarians interested in offering volunteer services should contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Veterinary Corps for information at 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352).

For the current status of all DBPR offices, please visit the DBPR Office Status page.

DBPR Hurricane Guide
See our DBPR Hurricane Guide for tips and resources for after a storm hits

Florida Disaster Contractors Network
DBPR is a founding partner of the Disaster Contractors Network (DCN), a contractor-verified clearinghouse to connect individuals with building professionals to address storm-related construction and repairs. Once homeowners are safely able to assess their home repair needs, they are encouraged to log onto DCNOnline.org and search by county for a list of Florida-licensed contractors providing these services in their local community.

Food Industry Bulletins
Emergency Recovery Guidelines
All public food service establishments must take action after power or water outages and other emergency conditions to offset the effects of loss of electricity, flooding, compromised potable water supplies or damage sufficient to contaminate stored food.

Boil Water Notice Guidelines
These procedures must be observed while a “BOIL WATER NOTICE” is in effect.

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Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2202

Telephone: 850.487.1395
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