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Escambia County Contractor Licenses

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Demolition

Demolish and remove structures, such as dwellings, commercial buildings, and foundations.

Fuel Tank and Pump

Specialty mechanical contractor qualified and certified to install, maintain, repair, alter or extend any system used for storing and dispensing of gasoline, kerosene, diesel oils, and similar liquid hydrocarbon fuels and mixtures to be used solely in connection with gasoline filling stations dispensing fuel to mobile vehicles or marine equipment; provided, however, bulk plants shall not be a part of the scope of such work

Marine

Specialty contractor whose scope of work is to perform any work involving the construction, repair, alteration, extension and excavation for fixed docks, floating docks, boathouses, mooring devices, mooring fields, seawalls, bulkheads, revetments, piers, wharfs, boat lifts, boat ramps, cofferdams, wave attenuators, dune crossovers and other marine structures, including pile driving, framing, concrete, masonry, dredge and fill, and wood shingle, wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingle roofing on a new structure of his or her own construction. All work shall be done in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto.

Pressure and Process Piping

Specialty mechanical contractor qualified and certified to install, maintain, repair, alter or extend any systems of piping, tubing, vessels, containers, pumps, apparatus and appurtenances, in connection with such pressure piping used for circulation, transporting, holding or processing of any gas, vapor, fluid, liquid, semi-liquid or any combination thereof; provided, however, that boilers and boiler piping, as defined by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, piping used to convey potable water, sanitary sewage, liquified petroleum, manufactured or natural gas or refrigeration, air conditioning, and comfort heating piping shall not be a part of the scope of such work.

Sign Erector

Limited to the construction, repair, and servicing of signs of 15 feet or higher. This work shall include, but not be limited to design, layout, excavation of any work incidental thereto, erection of steel as it pertains to the installation of signs, all in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto. The scope of work of such a contractor shall include the installation of lighting as it pertains to signs, but shall not include direct connection to any source of electrical energy. Such connection work shall be subcontracted to a licensed electrical contractor.

Solar

Specialty mechanical contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the skill, knowledge, ability and experience to size, install, alter, repair, maintain, relocate, replace or use residential domestic potable solar water heating systems to include heating panels and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith. The scope of work of such contractors is limited to solar domestic hot water systems for one-family, two-family, or three-family residences, not exceeding two stories in height and solar swimming pool heaters for residential swimming pools. The residential solar water heating contractor must subcontract any work for which a local certificate of competency is required unless such contractor is state certified in the respective trade category or is licensed in such category by the appropriate local authority.

Specialty structure

Services are limited to the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge and skills necessary for the fabrication, assembling, handling, erection, installation, dismantling, adjustment, alteration, repair, servicing and design work, when not prohibited by law, in accordance with accepted engineering data and/or according to manufacturers' specifications in the aluminum, metal, vinyl and fiberglass screening material construction trade. The scope of such work includes masonry concrete work and is limited to foundations, slabs and block knee walls incidental to the aluminum and allied materials construction work. The specialty contractor, whose services are limited, shall not perform any work that alters the structural integrity of the building including, but not limited to roof trusses, lintels, load bearing walls and foundations. The specialty contractor shall subcontract, with a licensed qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to that which is defined in this subsection but which is the work of a trade other than that of a specialty structure contractor.

Steam Generating Boiler and Boiler Piping

Specialty mechanical contractor qualified to install, maintain, repair and service steam boilers and boiler piping, including the boiler auxiliary equipment, controls and steam actuated machinery such as, but not limited to: engines, pumps, prime movers, pressing machinery and dryer rolls but excluding comfort heating systems.

Tower/Antenna Erector

Scope of work is unlimited in the construction, repair and servicing of towers, in excess of 35 feet in height. This work shall include, but not be limited to design, layout, excavation of any work incidental thereto, erection of steel as it pertains to the installation of towers, installation of lighting on the tower, but shall not include direct connection to any source of electrical energy. All work shall be done in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto. No examination, registration or certification is required under this subsection for the sale, service or installation of towers under 35 feet in height.

Lawn Sprinkler Plumber

Scope of work shall include and be limited to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, and extension of lawn sprinkler systems and the equipment, appliances, and apparatus used in connection therewith. A lawn sprinkler plumber may connect a sprinkler system to potable water sources. The scope of work and connections to any water source shall be in accordance with the Standard Plumbing Code.

Garage Door, Window and Siding Installer

Limited to the installation of garage doors, entry doors, windows, storm shutters, soffits and fascia and siding pursuant to all applicable building and wind codes. None of these may include structural modifications to any building or electrical wiring of any appliance other than a factory-installed electrical cord and plug to an existing outlet, or the low voltage controls and wiring for the safety shut-off and the operator control. For a period of six months following the effective date of this ordinance, a contractor who has performed this work may be granted a license upon application to, and approval of the contractor competency board. During this six month period, such application must show at least two years of experience in the trade, and all other applicable requirements of division 3 of this article concerning contractor licensing. Following this six-month period, all requirements of division 3 of this article must be met.

Retaining Wall

Limited to the construction of retaining walls. This work shall include, but not be limited to, design, layout, excavation of any work incidental thereto, erection of any material used as a retaining wall, all in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto. Until such time as testing is available for this specialty, applicants may substitute proof of certification from at least two independent agencies, one of which shall be the National Concrete Masonry Association, as noted in Chapter 1806 of the Florida Building Code. The other agency shall be approved by the Escambia County Contractor Competency Board. All other applicable requirements of division 3 of this article concerning contractor licensing shall still apply. For a period of six months following the effective date of this ordinance, a contractor who has performed this work may be granted a license upon application to, and approval of the contractor competency board. Such application must show at least two years of experience in the trade, and all other applicable requirements of division 3 of this article concerning contractor licensing.

Master Gas

Design, installation, maintenance, repair and extension of natural gas piping, gas mains, lines, laterals appliances and related appurtenances. The scope of work shall also include any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, disconnecting or reconnecting change-outs of liquefied petroleum or natural gas appliances within buildings. The scope of work shall apply to private property and public property, and shall include any excavation work incidental thereto. Such contractor shall subcontract with a qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to, but which is specified herein as being the work of the trade other than that of a master gas contractor.

Vinyl Siding Installer

Limited to the installation of vinyl siding, soffit, and associated vinyl trim. This scope includes installation of vinyl or aluminum coil stock trim fabricated to cover facia, trim boards, posts and other decorative moldings. Minor insubstantial woodwork may be performed to repair the surface and provide a proper substrate for installation of the vinyl siding and any required underlayment. This scope of work does not include any structural repair or alterations, nor does this scope include any other type of siding. For a period of six months following the effective date of this ordinance, a contractor who has performed this work may be granted a license upon application to, and approval of, the contractor competency board. Such application must show at least two years of experience in the trade, and all other applicable requirements of division 3 of this article concerning contractor licensing. After six months from the effective date of this ordinance, no new vinyl siding installer licenses shall be issued, and this specialty shall be covered only by the garage door, window and siding installer license. All those holding an active vinyl siding installer license shall be permitted to renew said license, but should that license be allowed to lapse, or be suspended, revoked or otherwise not of an active status, that license shall not be renewed, and the entity must test and qualify for a garage door, window and siding installer license.

Alarm system I

All types of alarm systems for all purposes.

Alarm system contractor II

All types of alarm systems other than fire, for all purposes, except as herein provided.