Tag Archives: Administrative Law and Licensing

The Right To Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom Of Speech And The First Amendment

The next time you are sitting at a red light at a busy suburban intersection, instead of checking your smart phone, look out the window. Look beyond the other traffic, beyond the political signs, and beyond the fast food combo … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Statute Deemed Unconstitutional – Again

On January 2, 2019, Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers started the new year off by invalidating the 2017 law regulating medical marijuana in Florida.  Judge Gievers ruled the implementing law conflicts with the state constitution and the will of the … Read Full Post

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Construction Contracting 101: Florida Requirements For Licensing

This article will discuss when a construction license is required in Florida.  Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, there are specific guidelines regarding construction contracting for work you intend to perform.  Being unlicensed and performing construction work that requires licensure can … Read Full Post

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Financially Responsible Officer (FRO): The Responsibilities of Primary Qualifying Agents

Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, primary qualifying agents are, typically, considered the main decision maker(s) of the business organization.  As a general rule for construction licensing, increased responsibility leads to increased liability.  Read on to find out what responsibilities primary … Read Full Post

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Disputes Regarding Interpretation Of The Florida Building Code By Building Officials, The Florida Building Commission And Contractors

Have a dispute regarding an interpretation of the Florida Building Code (the “Code”)?  Building officials in the State of Florida are given a lot of leeway in enforcing and interpreting the Code; however, there are mechanisms to keep them in … Read Full Post

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How Do You Become A Certified Building Contractor In Florida?

The construction industry is booming again in Florida. As a result, many people are seeking to take advantage of this by becoming licensed contractors.  Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and 61G4-12 through 23, Florida Administrative Code sets forth the requirements for … Read Full Post

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An Insider’s Perspective On Navigating The Florida DBPR Regulatory And Professional Boards

Many business and industries in Florida find it necessary to obtain some form of license in order to conduct business in this state.  Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) is the state agency in charge of licensing and … Read Full Post

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How To Become A Certified Mechanical Contractor In Florida

Living in Florida, and for some many businesses, a working air system and/or refrigeration systems is critical for personal comfort and corporate survival.  Think of the ramifications if the air conditioning system of a hospital did not work correctly, or … Read Full Post

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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed By Certified Contractors: Part V

To perform construction work in the State of Florida, the general rule is you better have a license.  However, this is not the only requirement. The company performing the work must also be qualified, or they may receive an unqualified … Read Full Post

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How Do You Become A Roofing Contractor In Florida?

The last two years, Florida was severely impacted with Hurricanes Mathew and Irma.  The damage caused by these storms increase the need for roofers to repair storm damage.  While Governor Scott issued an Emergency Order allowing general contractors the ability … Read Full Post

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