Can a Felony Prevent me from Getting a Contractor's License in Florida?

An individual is still able to obtain a Contractor license, even having a felony on their record. Below you will see more information on criminal offenses used as bases for denial of License to practice contracting.

Felony Charges That do not Affect You from Getting a Contractor License

  • Animal Control Issues (or charges related to animals)
  • Assault (Simple)
  • Battery (Simple)
  • Boat Registration Issues
  • Burglary (Single occurrence)
  • Careless Driving
  • Carrying Weapon Openly
  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Damage to Property
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Distributing Alcohol or Cigarettes to a Minor
  • Driving with Suspended/Revoked/Cancelled/Delinquent License
  • Minor Car Accidents
  • Narcotic Equipment Possession
  • Open Container/ Public Intoxication
  • Petit Theft/ Shoplifting
  • Possession of Fake Identification
  • Possession of Marijuana/Drugs/Paraphernalia
  • Prostitution
  • Reckless Driving
  • Resisting an Officer Without Violence
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Trespassing
  • Underage Drinking

Felony charges which result in Denial when obtaining a Contractor's License in Florida

  • Lewd/Lascivious Act Against A Child
  • Possession Of Dangerous Drugs
  • Possession Of Firearm By Felon


# Denial for drug offenseGregory Eason 2020-08-12 18:34
Will a one time possession of cocaine, small amount, adjudication withheld, cause me to be denied a painting contractor license?
# RE: Denial for drug offenseContractor Licensing Experts 2020-08-14 13:49
No, that type of charge will not deny you from getting a Contractor License.

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