The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) protects the general public against unlicensed individuals and businesses by ensuring that construction workers comply with licensing standards. DBPR investigators use a variety of methods to determine if contractors are in violation of licensing laws by conducting site assessments of construction projects, performing sting operations, and following up with complaints made to the organization.
Most Common License Violations
From our construction industry experience, the most common violation complaints we see contractors encounter are:
- Failure to obtain a permit
- Misallocation of funds
- Improper licensure
- License renting
- Project abandonment
- Working outside of licensing terms
Penalties for Contracting Without a License
Working without a license in Florida is a serious offense with damaging consequences. If you’re caught contracting without a license, you could be charged with a misdemeanor, be fined up to $1000, or serve time in jail. More severe violations are grounds for felony charges and heftier fines. If you are battling allegations of contracting without a license, please contact a Miami contractor license defense lawyer for further assistance.
Contact a Knowledgeable Contractor License Defense Lawyer
If you’ve been accused of renting out your license to another contractor, performing work without insurance, or hiring unlicensed workers, you will benefit from the help of a license defense attorney. At Cotney Construction Law, we understand the anxiety you may feel at the threat of losing your license and possibly your livelihood. We will work on your behalf to help you negotiate or get allegations dropped so you can get back to business.
If you are in need of a professional construction law firm, please submit our contact request form for more information.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.