Hillsborough County’s Response to House Bill 735

Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough 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 table below will show you how each trade traditionally regulated by Hillsborough County is being affected by House Bill 735. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us or post a comment. We will respond to all comments promptly.

Hillsborough County House Bill 735 Update
Hillsborough County License TypeState of Florida (DBPR) License Needed - Contact DBPR For Licensure
Aluminum Structure General, Building or Residential, Specialty Structure Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.015)
Carpentry License no longer required unless work a requires permit. Permitted work requires General, Building or Residential Contractor
Concrete License no longer required unless work a requires permit. Permitted work requires General, Building or Residential Contractor
Demolition General, Building or Residential, Demolition Specialty Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.038)
Drywall General, Building or Residential, Specialty Drywall Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.017)
Garage Door Installation General, Building or Residential, Specialty Structure Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.015)
Glass & Glazing General, Building or Residential, Specialty Glass and Glazing (FAC 61G4-15.018)
Hurricane Shutters General, Building or Residential, Specialty Structure Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.015)
Insulation License no longer required
Irrigation Plumbing, Specialty Irrigation Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.035)
Marine Contractor General, Building, Specialty Marine Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.033)
Masonry License no longer required unless work a requires permit. Permitted work requires General, Building or Residential Contractor
Painting License no longer required
Paving License no longer required
Plaster & Stucco License no longer required unless work a requires permit. Permitted work requires General, Building or Residential Contractor
Siding, Windows & Doors General, Building or Residential, Specialty Glass and Glazing (FAC 61G4-15.018), Specialty Structure Contractor (FAC 61G4-15.015)
Signs, non-electrical General, Building Contractor
Solar General, Building or Residential Contractor
Structural Steel General, Building or Residential Contractor
Tile & Marble License no longer required
Waterproofing, Guniting & Sandblasting License no longer required
Hillborough County Contractor License Update

If you perform any of the following trades, you'll now have to go through the State of Florida (DBPR)

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