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Regulated Businesses

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

 Unlicensed Contractor Hotline

 County: 954-765-4400, Option 2

 24-Hour Online License Verification

 Broward County
 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)


Consumer Resources

Broward County Code of Ordinances: Article 11: Regulation of Tree Trimmers
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

File a Consumer Complaint Find a Licensed Tree Trimmer

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