6
Dec

Florida Licensed Professionals MUST Report Crimes

The following information was found on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website under “important information:” Reporting Requirement for Criminal Convictions “As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(1)(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere […]

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 […]

13
Apr

Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board of Florida

Important information from the Florida Board of Professional Regulation’s Website: Assessment Fee During the August 2010 license renewal, the Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board will charge a one-time special assessment fee of $75.00 per licensee, which will be due along with your renewal fee. The department is statutorily required to maintain a cash balance for each […]

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 […]

30
Sep

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps Vero Beach for Unlicensed Electrical Contractors

VERO BEACH—On September 16, 2010, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation investigators conducted a sweep of Vero Beach for unlicensed electrical contactors. During the sweep, investigators visited 14 jobsites, checked 14 licenses and issued six cease and desist notices to unlicensed electrical contractors. “DBPR is dedicated to ensuring compliance with state laws […]

29
Sep

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office “Sting” Unlicensed Contractors in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE—Friday, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, completed a three-day sting called “Operation Hammerdown” targeting unlicensed contactors. Twenty-two unlicensed contractors were issued cease and deists notices by DBPR and notices to appear by JSO. “We are committed to […]