Reporting Unlicensed Activity

Be on the lookout for:

  • Construction jobs without a permit posted
  • Unmarked construction vans, trucks, trailers and vehicles
  • Business names on vehicles without a license number posted
  • Contractor vehicles with out-of-state tags
  • On-going jobs during non-regular business hours

What you can do to assist:

  • Determine if the work is a regulated trade
  • Determine if the contractor is a state or county licensed contractor
  • Determine if the work requires a building permit
  • Contact your local building department for permit information


Information ​we need you to provide:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Name of the contractor or company operation without a license and/or permit
  • Vehicle description and tag number
  • If known, name of any worker(s) on-site
  • Site address and type of work being performed
  • Date and time the work took place
  • If possible, pictures with date stamps

Report an unlicensed contractor:

County: 954-765-4400, Option 2

Florida DBPR Local Office: 954-917-1330

24-Hour online license verification:

Broward County

State of Florida​


Consumer Resources

Broward County Code of Ordinances: Chapter 9: Contractors
Broward County Consumer Protection Code
Consumer Complaint Forms
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Trade Commission
Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Florida Division of Consumer Services

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