How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Collier County?

Collier 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 Collier 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.

Collier county is currently regulating specialty local licenses. As of July 1st, 2023, certain local Certificate of Compentecy's may be affected and expired. Keep an eye out for update information on the Collier Contractor Licensing Board.


# Tina James 2022-02-16 18:01
What is needed to pressure wash and paint rooftops?
# Aengels G. 2022-02-17 09:16
Hello Tina,
You will only need to pass the Business exam for the Collier County Roof Painting, Coating, and Cleaning Contractor License. We have the books and the classes to prepare you the pass the Business exam. Below is a link with more information.
# Dawn Hatcher 2022-04-26 14:12
Please keep me updated on Collier County. Thank you
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-04-26 14:21
Hello Dawn, any update that we receive for Florida House Bill 735 will be added here or on the Collier County Contractor Licenses index page.
# Mary 2022-08-20 22:11
Is Tree service regulated by the state? if Collier county after July 2023 can’t require a license for tree removal do I have to get state certified?
# Aengels G. 2022-08-22 10:45
Hello Mary,

For the state, you will require a permit due to only the counties requiring a license and not the state. For more information contact the DBPR.
# Al C 2022-09-15 20:24
How does HB735 affect hurricane shutter/awning contractors including glass and glazing contractors? Will Collier County require permits for this trade, shutter and window permits after July 2023? Will collier county still honor existing licensing? The State contractor licensing has no customer service with a long waiting period for examination. This will impact local business and consumers .
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-09-16 10:37
Hello Al, according to Collier County they are going to still issue Certificate of Competency for Hurricane Shutter/Awning and Glass and Glazing trades. In the following document, you can see the list of trades that Collier County has stated with the amount of experience required.
# Al C 2022-09-16 11:24
Will this still occur after after July 2023?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-09-16 11:52
Hello Al, as of now Collier County has not given any other information standing that those two licenses will be affected by the Bill. You go to Collier County Licensing Division Department if getting a hold of them over the phone is not working.
# Dawn H. 2022-09-16 10:54
The form you've presented is dated in 2018. Are you sure it will still be effective 7/1/23?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-09-16 11:46
The following link is what the county provides. They have not given any document stating that on 7/1/23 Certificate of Competency will no longer be accepted. You can contact the county if you have any concerns about when they will make a decision.
# Anthony Reinglas 2022-11-07 13:47
What requirements will there be for Handyman and minor renovation (kitchens and baths) companies after 735 goes into effect?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-11-08 09:20
Hello Anthony, Collier County has yet to respond to House Bill 735. Our recommendation is to contact them and explain your situation with your company. If they were to say that you will need to obtain a State License, a Residential Contractor License would allow you to do minor renovations. Below is a link where you can find more information on the license.
# Anthony Reinglas 2023-02-13 13:22
Any updates on this as yet?
# Aengels G. 2023-02-13 15:13
Hello Anthony,
As of now Collier County has yet to respond to House Bill 735. We recommend you to contact them and explain your situation with your company.
# Keith Karouzos 2022-11-27 08:05
After HB735 takes effect in July 2023 will I need any license to install Cabinetry in Collier County?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-11-28 14:46
Hello Keith, Collier County has yet to respond to House Bill 735. If you were to need a state license it will be the Florida Residential Contractor License. Below I have attached a link with information on the RC License.
# CrystalNaples 2023-02-10 17:48
How does House bill 735 affect driveway & parking lot installation and Sealcoat & Striping of commercial & residential driveways or commercial parking lots? State has never regulated anything asphalt related and as of 2pm today no plans to start. If we already have our business and law passed and Collier has that what should we do to ensure come July 2023 we can still work legally in Collier?
# Aengels G. 2023-02-13 15:11
Hello Crystal,
You are correct; although the state has not regulated a trade related to the scope of work you mentioned, We recommend you obtain the State equivalent, which is either Residential, General, or Building.

If you still need a license to show your customers, insurance companies, and larger contractors that you are a legitimate contractor yourself. Driveway & parking lot installation and Sealcoat & Striping fall under the scope of those state licenses.

We have the books and classes to prepare you to pass the trade and business exams for Residential, GC, and Building contractor licenses.
# Andrea Locke 2023-03-15 15:13
Can you please tell me how Collier County is interpreting what is and is not going to be required for fence contractors for both residential and commercial jobs of any scope of fence installation?

How will fence contractors be affected for residential and commercial fence installations of all scopes?
# Sharilyn Baez 2023-03-16 13:09
Hello Andrea, The county may no longer require you to obtain a Contractor License, but you would still need a license to show your customers, insurance companies, and larger contractor that you are a legitimate contractor yourself. You can get a Residential, Building, or General contractor license in Florida.

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