Florida Licensing

In Florida, we have lots of contractor licenses which can be complicated. Most people do not fully understand what a general contractor’s license is or what it means. We have Division 1 and Division 2 contractors. Division 1 consists of General Contractors which are unlimited in scope, where Building Contractors are limited to three stories and Residential Contractors which are limited to two habitual residential stories. They also come as State Certified or County Registered contractors, State contractors can work anywhere in the state where County Registered are usually limited to the county they are Registered in.

Division 2 licenses are plumbers, electricians, air conditioning (mechanical) and roofers.

Contractors

  • Alarm Contractor
  • Alarm II Contractor
  • Aluminum Specialty Structure Contractor
  • Demolition Contractor 
  • Drywall Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Sign Contractor
  • Excavating / Land Clearing Contractor
  • Fencing Contractor
  • Floor Covering Contractor
  • Floor Covering with Tile Contractor
  • Framing Contractor
  • Garage Door Contractor
  • HARV Contractor
  • Irrigation Contractor
  • Limited Energy System Contractor
  • Marine I Contractor
  • Marine II Contractor
  • Masonry Contractor
  • Mechanical Contractor
  • Painting Contractor
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Sheet metal Contractor
  • Solar Contractor
  • Storm Shutter Contractor
  • Stucco Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Finishing Sub-Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Service Contractor
  • Underground Utilities Contractor
  • Window and Door Contractor

When contractors advertise or provide an estimate they must provide their license number. When most unlicensed contractors advertise they will simply state they are licensed and insured. Those licenses should be check and insurance should be verified. Unlicensed contractors can cause huge financial problems for homeowners. If you are in the Space Coast Area we can inspect the work or even just help you verify a contractor. Like many things, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Verify all licenses through the county or www.myfloridalicense.com.

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