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 DBPR Business Brief is a comprehensive guide to starting and running a business as told by Florida industry leaders. Download the DBPR Business Brief HERE for free.
The next license renewal cycles end October 31 and November 30. Affected license types include some cosmetology, barber shops, cosmetology salons, asbestos consultant/contractor and real estate appraiser licensees. Please check your license to ensure you renew by the deadline!
DBPR offers several programs for active duty military members, veterans and their spouses to help them gain a license in Florida. To learn more about the military benefits offered by DBPR, visit the Military Services Page.
DBPR has received notification of an employee rights poster scam targeting licensees. If you receive a suspicious letter from someone claiming to be the Florida Human Resources Compliance regarding a fine, please disregard the fine and contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. For questions regarding the status of your license, please call 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.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SPOTLIGHT...
On October 10th, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. To find out more, visit Emergency Bridge Loans.
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 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Effective December 1, 2015, the Customer Contact Center's new hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.