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NEW CHANGES TO CONTRACTOR LICENSING WITH FLORIDA HOUSE BILL HB735
The Florida Legislature approved House Bill HB735
, which preempts local occupational licenses to the State of Florida, effective July 1, 2021. House Bill HB735
provides that occupational licenses issued by local jurisdictions, including those related to construction occupations, will be prohibited after July 1, 2023.
A jurisdiction having construction-related licensing requirements before January 1, 2021, can continue to license construction-related occupations until July 1, 2023; however, such licensing requirements cannot be modified, and no additional requirements can be added.
Therefore, between now and June 30, 2023, applicants seeking a new license or renewal for those construction-related specialty licenses will be issued a license or have their prior license renewed with an expiration date of July 1, 2023. Accordingly, the license fee will be prorated to cover only the licensure period between the date of issuance or renewal and the statutory July 1, 2023, expiration date.
For more information about this regulation and a list of preempted and remaining licenses (certificate of competency) please visit the Contractors
section or the Broward County HB735 page
of this website.
BROWARD COUNTY BUILDING CODE MUNICIPALITY SERVICES