How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Charlotte County?

Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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.

The following statement was issued to Charlotte county contractors by the Charlotte County Contractor Licensing Division:

"On July 1, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSanitis signed into law an amendment to Florida Statute 489 regulating contractor licensing categories and scopes of work. These changes prohibit local licensing agencies from issuing or requiring Certificates of Competency for local licenses that do not correspond to the job scopes as listed in Florida Statutes 489.105 (3) (a) –(o) and (q) after July 1, 2023. Attached you will find a list of the Charlotte County Certificates of Competency (license) and the Corresponding State License that will need to be obtained in order for you to continue working in the State of Florida."

The contents of the attached document metioned in the statement above is listed here for your benefit.

Charlotte County Licensing Requirements after House Bill 735
Charlotte County LicenseState License Needed
Acoustical and Insulation General, Building or Residential
Aluminum Contractor General, Building, Residential or Specialty Structure (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.015)
Asphalt Paving and Coating License will no longer be required
Building Contractors (non-explosive) General, Building or Residential Contractor or Building Demolition Specialty (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.038)
Building Movers General, Building, Residential
Cabinet and Trim Carpentry License will no longer be required except for Soffit and Facia which will require a General, Building, Residential or Specialty Structure (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.015)
Carpentry License General, Building, Residential or Specialty Structure (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.015)
Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo and Marble License will no longer be required
Concrete Place and Finish License will no longer be required unless work requires permit. If the work requires permit a General, Building or Residential Contractors license will be required.
Concrete/Masonry Contractors License will no longer be required unless work requires permit. If the work requires permit a General, Building or Residential Contractors license will be required.
Door, Window and Garage Door General, Building, Residential or Specialty Glass and Glazing (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.018)
Drywall General, Building, Residential or Specialty Drywall (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.017)
Fence Contractor No License required for chain link fences. Aluminum and Vinyl fences require Specialty Structure License (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.015)
Glass and Glazing General, Building, Residential or Specialty Glass and Glazing (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.018)
Grade, Fill and Clear General, Building, Residential or Underground Utility and Excavation
Job Site Clean-up License will no longer be required
Landscaping Contractors Commercial License will no longer be required
Lawn Irrigation Plumbing or Irrigation (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.035)
Marine Construction General, Building or Specialty Marine Contractor (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.033)
Painting License will no longer be required
Pile Driving General, Building or Specialty Marine Contractor (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.033)
Plaster, Stucco and Spraycrete License will no longer be required unless a permit is required (re-stuccoing existing structures), If permit is required then a General, Building or Residential Contractors license will be required.
Sign Contractor (non Electric) General or Building or Sign Contractor Electrical Specialty
Structural Steel General, Building, or Specialty Structure (Florida Administrative Code 61G4-15.015)
Swimming Pool/Spa Water Treatment License will no longer be required
Charlotte County Contractor Licensing

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