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Regulated Businesses

Florida State Statute 489.127(1)(f):

"No person shall engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor or advertise himself or herself or a business organization as available to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor without being duly registered or certified."

 

Certified Contractor License
A certified contractor may work anywhere in the State of Florida and must be recognized by all local jurisdictions.

Certified Contractor License

 

Registered Contractor License
A registered contractor may work only in the local geographic area that issued the license.

Registered Contractor License

 

Broward County Certificate of Competency
A Broward County contractor may work only in Broward County.

Broward County Certificate of Competency

Broward County Certificate of Competency

 

Local Business Tax Receipt
A local business tax receipt, formerly known as an occupational license, is only a tax certificate and does not qualify an individual to act as a contractor.

 Broward County Local Business Tax Receipt


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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