Contractor Licensing and Fraud Unit

Before signing an agreement with any contractor, consumers should carefully review the agreement and verify a contractor's license and track record. Florida law requires that contractors taking more than a 10% deposit for a project must make application for permit within 30 days and commence work within 90 days of the issuance of a permit. Florida law additionally requires that contractors generally must continue work on projects without lapses of more than 60 days. Consumers should familiarize themselves with Florida's construction lien laws (sections 713.001 - 713.37), or consult an attorney regarding your rights or responsibilities regarding construction contracts.

For more information on working with contractors and state and county regulations, visit these web sites:

State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Broward County Central Examining Board
State of Florida Worker's Compensation Division
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