Auto repair is one of the most common consumer services. The Broward County Auto Repair and Auto Body/Paint Regulatory Ordinances and the Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act were enacted to protect consumers.
Per the Broward County Code of Ordinances, we regulate motor vehicle repair, body, structural, and/or paint facilities. Any person or entity performing auto repair, body repair, restoration, reconstruction, rebuilding, painting, refinishing or repainting of motor vehicles for compensation, or as part of a regularly conducted business located in Broward County, must get and maintain a license from us. Among other requirements, a shop must employ at least one (1) certified technician in the category for which the facility is licensed. Technicians must have certification issued by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, or local certification issued by the American Advanced Technicians Institute Corporation. Additionally, a person or entity may not advertise auto body shop services without maintaining a current license.
These regulations were enacted to protect the life, health, safety, property and welfare of Broward County residents and visitors. The purpose is to provide a uniform system for licensing and regulating businesses that repair, rebuild, restore, paint and refinish motor vehicles for compensation. By also ensuring proper handling of hazardous wastes generated by the repair and painting of motor vehicles, we protect the atmosphere and the water supply in Broward County.
New shops must comply with licensing requirements before they advertise or open for business. The annual license period runs from January 1 thru December 31st of each year. We have a staff of inspection personnel that conduct random shop inspections annually.