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UNLICENSED ACTIVITY PROGRAM

Michael Green, Program Lead

 

Unlicensed Activity Program

A Message from the Secretary

 

What is Unlicensed Activity?

Unlicensed activity is when an individual or business performs or offers to perform a job or service that requires a state license. Unlicensed activity can occur in every profession and business that is licensed by the DBPR.

Unlicensed activity threatens the financial and personal safety of consumers, as well as the livelihood of state-licensed professionals. Unlicensed individuals often underbid licensed professionals, but they do not carry workers’ compensation or liability insurance. Consumers can pay dearly with little recourse when working with unlicensed individuals.

This page provides information about the dangers of hiring unlicensed individuals, how to report unlicensed activity, how to protect yourself, and the consequences of working without a license in the professions regulated by the Division of Regulation, Division of Real Estate and Division of Certified Public Accountants.


If you need to file a complaint against another business, such as a food or lodging establishment, gaming facility, or a business that sells alcohol or tobacco, please visit those division pages directly or call our Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.

What You Can do to Protect Yourself from Unlicensed Activity

Verify a License

REPORT UNLICENSED ACTIVITY

FILE A COMPLAINT

CONSUMER TIPS New!

Frequently Asked Questions

KNOW WHAT SERVICES REQUIRE A DBPR LICENSE

DON'T BE A VICTIM
Consumer Stories

What DBPR is doing to Combat Unlicensed Activity

Outreach and Education

Unlicensed Activity Statistics and Reports

Recent Notices to Cease & Desist

Recent Criminal Convictions &
DBPR Prosecutions

Unlicensed Activity in the News

Unlicensed Activity Media Campaign

Report Unlicensed Activity

DBPR needs your help combating unlicensed activity. If you have been a victim of unlicensed activity or suspect an unlicensed individual is working in your area, file a complaint by calling toll-free:

 

1.866.532.1440

e-mail ULA@DBPR.state.fl.us or file a complaint online

1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395