Building Code

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New Changes to Contractor Licensing with Florida House Bill HB1383 on HB735

The Florida Legislature approved House Bill HB1383 which extends the time for the preemptive deadline House Bill HB735, which preempts local occupational licenses to the State of Florida, effective July 1, 2021. House Bill HB735 states that occupational licenses issued by local jurisdictions, including those related to construction occupations, will be prohibited after July 1, 2023.  House Bill1383 extends the deadline for the expiration of the occupational licenses to July 1, 2024 and includes additional categories to be added at the State.

NOTE:  You will need to renew your expired June 30, 2023 or August 31, 2023 Certificate of Competency (aka contractor license), including Tree Trimmer licenses with Broward County Contractor Licensing.  We will be waving all late fees until August 31, 2023.  Tree Trimmer's with an expired training certification will be allowed to renew if the issued date is after August 31, 2021.  If your training certification issue date is before August 31, 2021, you will need to take the training class.

As of June 20, 2023, a jurisdiction having construction-related licensing requirements before January 1, 2021, can continue to license construction-related occupations until July 1, 2024; however, such licensing requirements cannot be modified, and no additional requirements can be added.

Therefore, between now and June 30, 2024, 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 June 30, 2024.  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.

Liquid Petroleum Gas - Class "CLPG", "CLPP", "CLPS", "CLPSI"

Broward County will no longer offer the Liquid Petroleum Gas Certificate of Competency to contractors with the State of Florida changes in HB735.  All cities and municipalities in Broward County will no lo​nger require contractors to carry or show proof of the Broward County Certificate of Competency (license) as of July 1, 2023.  LPG Contractors will be required to carry and show the State of Florida Liquid Petroleum Gas Certificate of Competency (license) only.  

Broward County Central Examining Board Meetings

If you are applying to become a contractor and are denied, you can request to appear before the Board for review.  You may also receive a request to appear before the Board if you have a received a violation or have failed any requirement of the Certificate of Competency. Please reference your trade field and the Central Examining Board​ schedule. ​

Broward County Building  Code Municipality Services

Broward County Building code currently has 22 Inter-Local Service Agreements in place to provide building code services and process cases before Broward County’s Unsafe Structures Board and with The Broward County School Board​ and the following municipalities:​

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