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General Contractors Are NOT Required to have a Roofing License in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

With the passage of Emergency Order 2022-03, General, Building, or Residential contractors (certified or registered) are NOT required to have a roofing contractor’s license to repair or install any roof. Also, registered (county) contractors are not limited to their county; they can legally offer their services in other counties.

Feel free to ask any questions you have regarding your eligibility as a contractor to do roofing work in Florida.


# Richard Bartlett 2022-10-12 23:32
If I am a licensed roofer in alabama can I do a roof on a mobile home in Florida after hurricane ian.
# Aengels G. 2022-10-14 11:33
Hello Richard,

If you are a licensed roofer in Alabama, then you would still be required to be licensed here in Florida to do work on the roof of a mobile home (or any home) in Florida.

There are also endorsement options, you must meet one of the three qualifications. I will attach the link below, if you do not qualify for the endorsement, we have the books and classes to prepare you to pass the trade and business exams for the Florida Roofing Contractor License.
# Reina 2022-10-25 21:45
Are you still required to tear off an existing damaged roof, dry in, and wait for the inspection before you finish installing asphalt shingles in Ft. Myers?
# Aengels G. 2022-10-26 11:06
Hello Reina,

All counties have different regulations, we recommend you contact the Local Building Department. For the contact information please visit the link below.
# David A. 2023-01-17 16:43
If you sell roof restoration, insurance claim repairs, replacements and drive a vehicle with no advertising are you able to door knock , flyer, leave marketing materials, sell freely , walking or driving in neighborhoods you want to sign prospects for new roof replacement?

Or do you have to letter up your truck and then add your contractor license number?

I'm selling for a company, have no advertising on my vehicle and the place I'm living says no advertising on your vehicle. My company says no door knocking without license number etc.

I read regulation is if advertising on vehicle, you must display contractor license number.

I believe no one wants to put me out of business but need to know regulation regarding that before I tell my company I'm ok if I don't advertise on my truck. I don't have to advertise on my truck and that saves me from license requirements displayed on truck.

I don't want to buy a magnetic sign atm. I want to door knock, work, flyer, run my referrals, etc. Please advise. Thanks.
# Lizbeth Gonzalez 2023-01-18 14:34
Hello David,

Unlicensed activity is against the law. You can only advertise for a different company if you have the proper contractor license for the scope of work or the advertisement you are displaying. We recommend contacting the DBPR directly for confirmation if your interpretation of your activity is other than "offering" to provide services requiring a contractor license. Below, I have provided you with a link for more information about Property Management Maintenance.
# Kevin Marsh 2023-01-26 09:30
Can a Florida lived building contractor conduct roofing repairs and replacements as of 1/26/23 in the aftermath of hurricane Ian or has that DBPR emergency order expired? Thank you in advance for your reply.
# Lizbeth Gonzalez 2023-01-26 13:05
Hello Kevin,
No, a Building Contractor can no longer conduct roof repairs or replacements. As of November 22, 2022, the State of Florida Department of Business and Professionals Regulations expire, and can no longer provide that service. Now, if you would like to do repair and replacement for roofs, we recommend you obtain a Roofing Contractor License to do that scope of work. You will be required to pass the trade and business exams. We have the study materials to help you obtain this license; please look at the link provided for more information.

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