Hernando County Contractor Licenses
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Hernando has not made any decisions on how they will respond to House Bill 735 which will be into effect on July 2023. For any questions on how your County contractor license will be impacted by HB 735, contact the Hernando Licensing Department by giving them a call at 352-754-4050 or sending an email to
Hernando County Contractor Licenses
Construction Licenses in Hernando County
Unlimited services to the type of work the contractor may do.
Installation of transporting, positioning, blocking, leveling, supporting, tying down, anchoring and/or sale of either prefabricated structures or structures erected on site not exceeding (500) square feet; and not for human habitation.
Installation of service alarm systems for compensation, including, but not limited to, all types of alarm systems for all purposes.
Erection of service alarm systems for compensation, including, but not limited to, all types of alarm systems, for all purposes other than fire.
Construction of aluminum and vinyl; soffit, fascia, siding, skirting, gutters and downspouts.
Construction of commercial buildings and single-dwelling or multiple-dwelling residential buildings, which commercial or residential buildings do not exceed three (3) stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection therewith.
Class A Air Conditioning
Installation of central air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilating systems, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith; to install piping, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, and pneumatic control piping; to connect power wiring on the load side of the dedicated existing electrical disconnect switch; to connect low voltage heating, ventilating and air conditioning control wiring; and to install a condensate drain from an air conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approved disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system.
Class B Air Conditioning
Limited to twenty-five (25) tons of cooling and five hundred thousand (500,000) Btu of heating in any one system.Installation of central air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, ventilating systems, piping and insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts; to connect power wiring on the load side of the dedicated existing electrical disconnect switch, low voltage heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control wiring; and to install a condensate drain from an air conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approval disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system.
Construction of any swimming pool, or hot tub or spa, whether public, private, pumps for dewatering purposes, steel work, installation of light niches, construction of floors, guniting, fiberglassing, installation of tile and coping, installation of all perimeter and filter piping, all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, decks, equipment rooms or housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters.
Demolition and removal of structures, such as dwellings, commercial buildings and foundations.
Installation of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof, which generates, transmits, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form, including the electrical installations and systems within plants and substations.
Installation of elevators, conveyors, electrified dumbwaiters, escalators and moving sidewalks and all automatic and manual controls, signal systems and all other devices and manual controls, and electrical wiring appurtenant to the safe and efficient operation of such elevators.
Excavating of material such as rock, gravel or sand to construct or excavate canals, lakes, levees, and any type of construction site development preparation, and includes the clearing of any type of land surface debris and vegetation; the grubbing of roots, the removal of debris; and the leveling or grading of any surface of the lands.
Installation of wire, wood, or precast or prefabricated fences, and the posts and foundations, necessary and incidental thereto and as required by applicable zoning regulations.
Glass and Glazing
Installation of swinging or sliding glass doors to existing wall, floors, columns or other structural members of the building, glass holding or supporting mullions or horizontal bars which are attached to existing building walls, floors, columns or other structural members of the building, and the cutting and installation of glass and mirrors.
Installation of drywall, all necessary and incidental metal accessories including non-load bearing metal studs, runners, hangers, channels, drywall metal suspension accessories and prefabricated ceiling materials; and the preparation of the surface over which drywall product is to be applied.
Installation of insulation on or in walls and attics.
Lawn Sprinkler Systems
Installation of lawn sprinkling systems, and any appliances, apparatus, or equipment connected therewith.
Erection of lighting fixtures in or on buildings, signs, billboards, roadways, streets, parking lots and other similar structures.
Installation of supporting members for piers and docks; i.e., piles or pilings, columns, posts, stanchions, construction below, above or beyond, the mean low water line, for the sole purpose of constructing erecting or dismantling of piers, docks and seawall.
Construction of any assembly of pre-formed masonry block, glass block, brick, or other masonry products in conjunction with the use of a compatible binder or filler for the purpose of creating a structure of any type, including the forming and pouring of the beams and lintels.
Installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system, complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, lift station equipment and piping, and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection, pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tanks and pump installations and piping for same, standpipes, air piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, and natural gas fuel lines within buildings; to connect power wiring on the load side of the dedicated existing electrical disconnect switch; to install low voltage heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control wiring; and to install a condensate drain from an conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approved disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system.
Installation of natural gas piping, appliances, gas mains, lines, laterals, tanks, and other appurtenances.
Outdoor Sign Specialty Electrical
Erection of wiring of outdoor electrical signs and outside lighting, no more than twenty-five (25) kilowatts at two hundred fifty (250) volts maximum.
Application of sand or other aggregate, gypsum, plaster, portland cement, quick lime and water, or any other combination of such materials, so as to create a permanent surface coating which is usually applied with a plasterer’s trowel or by pneumatic pressure to any surface which offers a mechanical key for support of such coatings or to which such coatings will adhere by suction; and to provide key or suction basis necessary and incidental to the support of such coatings.
Installation of sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities; venting systems; public or private water supply systems, septic tanks, drainage and supply wells, swimming pool piping, irrigation systems, or solar heating water systems and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith, including boilers and pressure process piping and including the installation of water, natural gas (excluding liquid petroleum gases), and storm and sanitary sewer lines; and water and sewer plants and substations, air-piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping, and all related medical gas systems; fire line standpipes and fire sprinklers to the extent authorized by law; ink and chemical lines; fuel oil and gasoline piping and tank and pump installation, except bulk storage plants, and pneumatic control piping systems.
Construction of (1)one-family, (2)two-family, or (3)three-family residences not exceeding (2)two habitable stories above no more than (1)one uninhabitable story and accessory use structure in connection therewith.
Installation of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof, in a one-, two-, three-, or four-family residence not exceeding two (2) stories in height, and accessory use structures in connection with the residence. The electrical service installed or worked upon is limited to single phase, four hundred (400) ampere single service.
Construction of any residential swimming pool or hot tub or spa, pumps for dewatering purposes, steelwork, installation of housing for pool equipment, and installation of all perimeter and filter piping, all filter equipment and chemical feeders of any type, plastering of the interior, decks, housing for pool equipment, and installation of package pool heaters.
Residential Solar Water Heating
Construction of solar domestic hot water systems for one-family, two family or three-family residences not exceeding two (2) stories in height, and solar swimming pool heaters for residential swimming pools.
Installation of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof.
Construction of ferrous or nonferrous metal work of U.S. No. 10 gauge or its equivalent or lighter gauge and of other materials, including but not limited to fiberglass, used lieu thereof and of air-handling systems, including the setting of air-handling equipment and reinforcement of same and including the balancing of air-handling systems, and any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing which requires at least a partial disassembling of the system.
Installation of solar panels for potable water heating systems, swimming pool solar heating systems, and photovoltaic systems and any appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith, whether public, private or otherwise, regardless of use.
Installation of the aluminum, metal, canvas, vinyl, fiberglass screening, allied construction materials, fabric coverings on metal substructures, screened porches, screened enclosures, pool enclosures, preformed panel-post and beam roofs, mobile home panel roofovers, residential glass window and door enclosures, vinyl panel window enclosures, single story self-contained aluminum utility storage structures (not to exceed 500 sq. ft.), siding, soffit, fascia and gutters.
Erection of steel framework, columns, sheathing, beams and fabrication of metal buildings.
Installation of all types of structural wood construction, including the installation, repair or replacement of any type of windows and doors.
Construction of that structure, a footer is required, pouring and finishing of concrete driveways, sidewalks, patios and miscellaneous slabs.
Swimming Pool Service
Installation of all piping, filter equipment, and chemical feeders of any type, replastering, pool interior finishes including but not limited to fiberglass, marcite, diamond brite, vinyl, and other similar type interior finishes, reconstruction of decks, and reinstallation of pool heaters, equipment permanently attached to and associated with the pool or spa for the purpose of water treatment or cleaning of the pool or spa.
Construction of terrazzo, marble floors and all types of hard tile for both interior and exterior waterproofing and cosmetic purposes.
Removal of trees.
Installation of main sanitary sewer collection systems, main water distribution systems, and storm sewer collection systems and the continuation of utility lines from the main systems to a point of termination up to and including the meter location for the individual occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line on residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multi-occupancy properties at manhole or wye lateral extended to an invert elevation as engineered to accommodate future building sewers, water distribution systems, or storm sewer collection systems at storm sewer structures.