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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed by Certified Contractors: Part II

January 24, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Part II of this series will discuss civil judgments and how they can affect a certified contractor’s license.  The governing authority the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) cites to when prosecuting civil judgment violations is section 489.129(1)(q), Florida Statutes.  This section allows for disciplinary action to be taken […]

The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed by Certified Contractors: Part One

December 12, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

This series will discuss the five most common violations prosecuted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) pertaining to certified contractors.  Part I of this series will discuss permitting violations and the steps to take in order to avoid the DBPR pursuing disciplinary action against a contractor’s license. […]

Florida Contractor Licensing

November 17, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida contractors’ licenses are separated into two distinct types for regulatory purposes, certified or registered.  Each license type has its distinct benefits and drawbacks which should be discussed and weighed with your clients prior to proceeding with the licensure process. Certified Contractors– are permitted to operate in all Florida cities […]

Four Alternative Methods to Obtain a Construction License in Florida

November 14, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The Department and CILB have several alternative construction licensing processes that are worth discussing.  While these provisions still utilize the normal application process, they are alternatives to the normal examination/experience or registration requirements of section 489.111, Florida Statutes.  1. Certification of Registered Contractors License (Grandfathering) Pursuant to Section 489.118, Florida Statutes, […]

Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

November 10, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the building of structures that can withstand the storms.  The building code creates certain high wind zones […]

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