Department of Business and Professional Regulation Cracks Down on Unlicensed Community Association Managers in South Florida
November 5, 2009
MIAMI—Community Association Managers handle finances and other affairs for condominium and homeowners associations and are required to hold a state license. As part of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation’s statewide unlicensed activity enforcement effort, investigators swept Miami looking for unlicensed community association managers and companies. During the three-day sweep which concluded yesterday, investigators checked 110 licenses at 22 sites and found 66 unlicensed community association management firms. Unlicensed firms were issued citations or cease and desist notices.
Per Florida Statutes, 468.432(2) a community association management firm or other similar organization responsible for the management of more than 10 units or a budget of $100,000 or greater shall not engage or hold itself out to the public as being able to engage in the business of community association management in this state unless it is licensed by the department as a community association management firm in accordance with the provisions of this part.
Association members should always ask to see their CAM’s individual and business State of Florida license, note the license number, and verify that the license is current. To check a license, call 850-487-1395 or visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.