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
  • DUI/DWI
  • 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

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# Denial for drug offenseGregory Eason 2020-08-12 14:34
Will a one time possession of cocaine, small amount, adjudication withheld, cause me to be denied a painting contractor license?
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# RE: Denial for drug offenseContractor Licensing Experts 2020-08-14 09:49
No, that type of charge will not deny you from getting a Contractor License.
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# FELONY OFFENSEKEVIN S. 2020-11-17 17:41
WILL DRUG TRAFFICKING OR GRAND THEFT GET YOU DENIED FOR CONTRACTOR LICENSE? ALL CHARGES ARE 12 YEARS OLD.
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# RE: FELONY OFFENSEContractor Licensing Experts 2020-11-19 10:18
Hello Kevin,

I would recommend you to confirm with the State Licensing Board of Florida. Below I have provided you with the contact information.

Construction Industry Licensing Board
Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Mihail Miller 2021-02-18 23:39
How about a DUI/Manslaughter conviction. Can it prevent me from getting a contractor license in the State of Florida?
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Contractor Licensing Experts 2021-02-19 11:33
Good morning Mr.Miller,

If the charges against you are not construction-related, it shouldn't affect you. However, we recommend you contact the State Licensing Board. Below we have provided you the link to the contact information of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-licenses/licensing-contact-information.html
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# PresidentSteven Sanfilippo 2021-04-14 19:34
A stipulation of my probation 15 years ago was that I couldn't be in the construction industry. I've done all the prison time and had my probation revoked. Should I be able to get my license back?
Thank you
Steven Sanfilippo
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# RE: PresidentContractor Licensing Experts 2021-04-15 08:55
Hello Mr. Sanfilippo,

Since you've done time and had your probation revoked, there may be a chance for you to obtain your license. We still want you to contact the State Licensing Board of FL.
Construction Industry Licensing Board
Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395
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# Possession of ammunition by a cfAndrew Neel 2021-03-15 02:08
Little possession of an ammunition
Which holes under session of a firearm stop me from getting my license?
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# RE: Possession of ammunition by a cfContractor Licensing Experts 2021-03-15 09:38
Hello Andrew,

There could be a possibility, we would recommend you to contact the State Licensing Board. Below I have provided you with the contact information.

Construction Industry Licensing Board
Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Chrissy 2021-04-22 08:57
My husband and I are wanting to start our own renovation/construction business. We have plenty experience along with him being a licensed electrician. Our dilemma is our past...we both are convicted felons. With that being said I also need to know if there is any special grants or funding that can help us get our licenses and start up our business.
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Contractor Licensing Experts 2021-04-22 11:51
Hello Chrissy,

If the charges are not listed in the table above or construction-related charges, then you would be able to obtain the Contractor License. Of course, you may always confirm with the State Licensing Board, and below I have provided you the contact information.

Construction Industry Licensing Board
Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Robert Mills 2021-04-25 09:33
I am a convicted felon,money laundering was the charge but the underlying crime was fraud.
Can I qualify to get a license?
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# RE: Can a Criminal Background affect me from Getting a Contractor's License in FL? Leah R. 2021-09-10 07:59
Although Fraud does not appear to be stated by the DBPR, I would recommend for you contact the state and verify these charges to see if you are eligible to get a license.

Below we have provided you the link to the contact information of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-licenses/licensing-contact-information.html
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# Application for construction licenseBexy 2021-05-10 11:45
Does de DBPR call the companies that you work for to check your experience? like let’s said that you applied and add 3 months extra of experience to one of the companies you worked for would they check on that ?
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# RE: Application for construction licenseContractor Licensing Experts 2021-05-12 08:37
You would provide the information of your experience within the application. The State of Florida has the right to further question your experience and the information you have provided.
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# FelonyRikis 2021-08-05 19:46
Will felony charges bid tampering and unlawful compensation prevent me from getting my GC license?
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# RE: FelonyLeah R. 2021-08-23 08:34
An individual is still able to obtain a Contractor license, even having a felony on their record. Please read this article on criminal offenses used as bases for denial of a license to practice contracting.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/can-a-criminal-background-affect-me-from-getting-a-contractor-s-license-in-fl.html
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# FelonRafael Soto jr 2021-09-06 18:40
I have multiple armed robberies can I still obtain my contracts license?
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# RE: FelonLeah R. 2021-09-10 11:06
Although the stated charges are not listed above, I would recommend you contact the Construction Industry Licensing Board, since they are the ones who process your application.

Below we have provided you the link to the contact information of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-licenses/licensing-contact-information.html
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