How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Miami-Dade County?

Miami-Dade 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 Miami-Dade 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.

Miami Dade County office is still accepting applications with an expiration date of July 2023. The affected and remaining licenses can be viewed on the Miami-Dade Contractor License Category page. A contractor license is not needed if an applicant has a trade that does not need to pull permits. You will need to obtain a Building, Residential, or GC license to pull permits or remain a licensed contracting company.


# Abdias Fyffe 2022-05-04 14:39
Basically this governor and state just gave their blessings to those ( We licensed individuals have been competing against) who are unlicensed and uninsured to perform services without any type of oversight or at least the registry that occupational licenses provided.
My main concern is with the "Interior Remodeling" language I've seen in every site describing this law; So unlicensed,non-evaluated individuals are going to be able to perform remodeling now just like any licensed and tested contractor, an activity which always takes several trades to accomplish thus warrants a contracting license; Moreover what's going to stop these individuals from removing and/or modifying key interior elements, e.g. load bearing interior walls and such; which will set the stage for future catastrophic events?
Am sure in the mindset of the individual that sponsor this law an issue like this hasn't happen yet or isn't an issue since they lack building experience so its okay to let anyone and everyone perform remodels, time will tell if this was wise. I thing this issue will have to be revisited, but sadly only after a catastrophe!
# Aengels G. 2022-05-04 15:00
Hello Abdias,
Although contractors will not need to have any local licenses for the trade, You will still be required to be licensed at a state level, to be able to do the work.
# Ozzy 2023-01-04 11:22
Can anybody please help me with this I'm a little confused I wanted to get my Miami-Dade County Master Plumber license but now they're telling me that it will be no good after July 2023 because of this bill they are basically telling me that I have to get the state contractors license for plumbing which I know is the same thing but the job that I want only requires a master plumber license so I can be a plumbing supervisor. If anyone can please help me to understand this and hopefully I'm wrong about having to take the state contractors license and that the Miami-Dade County Master Plumber license will no longer be good after July 2023
# Aengels G. 2023-01-04 16:22
Hello Ozzy, There are specific county licenses for Miami Dade County that are being affected by HB735. The Master Plumber License is one of the licenses still being regulated at the county level. If you would want to work at the State level, the State equivalent is the Florida Plumbing Contractor License.
We have the books and classes to prepare you to pass the trade and business exams for the Florida Plumbing Contractor License. For more information on this license, please click the link below.
# Ozzy 2023-01-04 19:45
Thank you very much for replying to my comment but I still have more questions you see it says to go to the Miami-Dade County Contractor License category section which I did and as soon as you read that the licenses that are remaining one of them is the master plumber license that is not going to be affected by this bill so that has me confused because according to this site and the link to the category that I just stated if you read it at the bottom it says remaining licenses that are not affected by this bill and one of them is the master plumber license for Miami Dade County.
And as far as the job that I am looking for or that I am trying to get they will not be asking for me to pull permits one of the requirements is to have the master plumber license so that I can be a plumbing supervisor
# Sharilyn Baez 2023-01-05 09:59
Hello Ozzy,
Per what Miami Dade County has on its site, the Master Plumber license is still being regulated. You will only need a state license if you are interested in working in multiple counties. Once you obtain the Master Plumber license, you will meet one of the requirements for a Plumbing Supervisor.
# Bernard Conko 2023-01-31 12:09
After June 30, 2023, will a license be required in Miami-Dade County for BLDG 0009: Caulking or BLDG 0109: Waterproofing for a business applying caulking or waterproofing?
# Sharilyn Baez 2023-01-31 15:02
Hello Bernard,
Due to HB735, Caulking or Waterproofing are part of the affected licenses listed by Miami Dade County. You will need to obtain a state license in order to do Caulking or Waterproofing work in multiple counties. The Florida Contractor Licenses are General, Building, or Residential. Below you will find links with information on each license.

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