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1 Brevard County Licensing Regulation & Enforcement 1

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3 Brevard County Licensing Regulation & Enforcement is the agency responsible for licensing and regulating construction businesses and professionals in Brevard County, Florida. Our goal is to ensure the contractors performing construction activities are properly licensed and insured for consumer protection and contractor compliance. 3

4 County and State Laws Pursuant to Brevard County Code of Ordinance Chapter 22, Article VI and Florida State Statute 489 Part 1 and 2, contractors must hold a Certificate of Competency License (Certified License) and proper insurance in order to conduct business as a contractor. 4

5 County Certified Trades General Contractor Building Contractor Residential Contractor Alarm I Contractor Alarm II Contractor Drywall Contractor Electrical Contractor Electrical Sign Contractor Limited Energy System Contractor (Low Voltage) HARV Unlimited Contractor/Air Conditioning A HARV Limited Contractor/Air Conditioning B Marine Contractor Mechanical Contractor Plumbing Contractor Roofing Contractor Sheetmetal Contractor Solar Contractor Specialty Structure Contractor (Aluminum) Swimming Pool Contractor Swimming Pool Service Contractor Swimming Pool Finishing Sub- Contractor Underground Utility Contractor 5

6 State Certified Trades General Contractor Building Contractor Residential Contractor Alarm I Contractor Alarm II Contractor Demolition Specialty Contractor Drywall Contractor Electrical Contractor Electrical Residential Specialty Contractor Electrical Sign Specialty Contractor Gas Line Specialty Contractor Glass & Glazing Contractor HARV Unlimited Contractor/Air Conditioning A HARV Limited Contractor/Air Conditioning B Irrigation Contractor Lighting Maintenance Specialty Contractor Limited Energy Systems Specialty Contractor (Low Voltage) Marine Contractor Mechanical Contractor Plumbing Contractor Residential Solar Water Heater Specialty Contractor Roofing Contractor Sheetmetal Contractor Solar Contractor Specialty Structure Contractor (Aluminum) Swimming Pool/Spa Commercial Contractor Swimming Pool/Spa Residential Contractor Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor Swimming Pool Decking Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Excavation Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Finishes Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Layout Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Piping Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Structural Specialty Contractor Swimming Pool Trim Specialty Contractor Tower Specialty Contractor Traditional Thatched Structure Specialty Contractor Utility Line Specialty Contractor Underground Utility Contractor 6

7 HIRE THE PROFESSIONAL HIRE LICENSED CONTRACTORS 7

8 Consumer Beware! Avoid Potential Pitfalls Unlicensed contractors are uninsured and incompetent Homeowners insurance will not pay for damage or poor workmanship caused by an unlicensed contractor BEWARE of the so called Handyman A Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License) issued by the County is NOT a Contractor License! Dont be victimized by someone making door to door solicitation Dont pay cash, dont let payments get ahead of the work completed, dont pay the full cost of the job up front Get at least 3 bids Avoid owner/builder permits, keep the responsibility where it belongs, with the contractor 8

9 Consumer Complaints Licensing Regulation and Enforcement mediates consumer complaints You may contact us at (321) , or obtain a complaint form online at 9

10 Report Unlicensed Activity Call our office at (321) to inform us of the address and type of work being performed Calls can be anonymous 10

11 Brevard County Contractor Online Search To ensure your contractor is licensed, search our website at Click on the yellow hard hat image (left hand side of page) Search by: – Contractor License Number – Business Name – Contractor Last Name – Contractor Trade Or call (321)


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