How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Brevard County?

Brevard county contractors are wondering how they will be impacted by the passage of House Bill 735 in Florida. This article has been created to monitor and update Brevard county’s response to this new law. If you have any questions or information to contribute, we encourage you to post a comment below. All questions will be promptly answered to the best of our ability.

Effective May of 2021, no contractor licenses are needed for flooring, masonry, painting, or framing in Brevard county. Business performing these particular trades must still follow standard business practices in Brevard county like obtaining a business tax receipt and carrying insurance and worker’s comp.

Brevard has not made any decisions on how they will respond to House Bill 735 which will be into effect on July 2023. For any questions on how your County contractor license will be impacted by HB 735, contact the Brevard Licensing Department by giving them a call at 321-633-2058 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


# Mikaela 2023-04-16 09:34
I want to have my own fencing company in Brevard and I heard come July 1st we don’t need a fencing license to install and repair fences?
# Claudia Soto 2023-04-17 13:43
Hello Mikaela, Brevard County has yet to respond to House Bill 735; licenses are still being regulated. Therefore, we recommend contacting Brevard County directly for a more direct answer. However, we do recommend obtaining the State reciprocal for Fencing. The State licenses that fall under that scope of work would be the General, Building, or Residential Contractor License. Below, I will provide the links to each license for more information on the books & classes to prepare you for the Trade and Business exams.

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