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 contractors will not need to have any local licenses for the trades mentioned in the bill after July 1st of 2023. Some of these trades are cabinetry, canvas awning, caulking, decorative stone, driveway installation, flooring, granite, handyman services, interior remodeling, marble, ornamental iron installation, painting, plastering, stuccoing, tennis court installation, terrazzo, and tile.

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# 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!
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# 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.
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