14
Jun

Florida Contractors Licensing Issues

If your Florida contractors license was suspended unexpectedly and you aren’t sure why, it’s possible that the suspension is for failing to comply with the disciplinary actions taken against your license by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) or failure to comply with the terms of probation on your license. If the CILB has taken disciplinary action against […]

9
Feb

What Requires Licensing for Contractors in the State of Florida?

This information was found on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website. A Contractor is someone who demolishes, subtracts from, builds or improves any building or structure for compensation.  Examples of compensation are cash, goods, services, etc.  Essentially, if you pay someone to construct a building or a structure, make structural alterations to load […]

25
Oct

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Tampa Police Department “Sting” Unlicensed Contractors

TAMPA—On October 13th., 2010, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, in partnership with the Tampa Police Department, conducted a contracting sting operation, resulting in three arrests. Unlicensed contractors were arrested by the Tampa Police Department and issued administrative penalties by DBPR.   “We are committed to continuing sting operations to keep the public safe and protect […]

9
Sep

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation Cites Unlicensed Contractors in North Palm Beach

  NORTH PALM BEACH—On September 2, 2010, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation investigators, in partnership with the North Palm Beach Building Department, cited five individuals for providing contracting services without a license. The department issued one citation and four cease and desist notices. Below are precautions that consumers can take to […]

27
Aug

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation “Stings” Unlicensed Contractors in Key Largo

Key Largo—On Aug. 23, it was announced that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation partnered with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the county Code Compliance Office and the State Attorney for the 16th Judicial Circuit to execute a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of two individuals, John Bowen Jr. […]

8
Jul

Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board

General Terms In the State of Florida, in general the term “contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by […]

23
Mar

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Protects Consumers with Statewide Unlicensed Activity Operation

March 5, 2010 TALLAHASSEE—From Pensacola to Miami and Jacksonville to Ft. Myers, this week Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigators swept the state for any unlicensed activity. Sweep operations were held throughout Florida to protect consumers from the personal and financial harm that can result from hiring unlicensed individuals. DBPR conducted 21 sweeps in […]