Monroe County Contractor Licenses
Select a license to view its requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes. If your license is not listed as Monroe County License, please select a Florida License. Monroe County requires all applicants to take the Business & Law examination. Except for the following three licenses: Journeyman Electrical, Journeyman Plumbing, and Journeyman Mechanical.
The local licenses currently accepted by Monroe county are the trades offered at the State level. For example, Monroe county has a class license, and at the state level, you can also obtain that license. All applicants with a current local license will expire in July 2023. For additional information, contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395. To view each county response, visit our Blog on the Preemption local occupational licensing in Florida.
Acoustical Ceiling (Business Exam Only)
Installation of any acoustical ceiling material.
Aluminum, Vinyl, and Plastic (Business Exam Only)
Erection of aluminum, vinyl and plastic products such as metal, vinyl, or plastic sidings, awnings, window frames, railings, screen and screen enclosures, and canopies, including canopy frames for canopies fabricated from materials other than aluminum, vinyl or plastic.
Asphalt Seal and Coating (Business Exam Only)Prometric©
Application of existing asphaltic paving material with a sealer, which may be applied by squeegee, broom or mechanical applicator, including incidental striping, pavement markings, and painted pavement signage, and to repair deteriorated asphalt pavement through infrared technology or, up to a maximum of 100 square feet of patch work on a site, by cold patch technology, with no increase in the foot print of the paved area.
Construction of commercial buildings and single- or multiple-dwelling or residential buildings, neither to exceed three stories in height, and accessory use buildings in connection therewith.
Installation of any system electrically energized in whole or in part, for the detection, prevention or control of burglary, raceways, radio frequency carriers, laser beams, light beams, sonic beams, any other means of signal transmissions, as well as all apparatus pertaining to burglar alarm systems.
Cabinet & Millwork (Business Exam Only)
Installation of cabinets of all kinds, prefabricated or on-site fabricated of a non-structural nature; to apply paneling to the interior of the structure, which paneling shall be of wood or synthetic products or a combination of both; and to set door jams, hang doors, and apply trim molding to the interior of a structure.
Class A Air Conditioning
Installation of central air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system only to the extent such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to make complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith, and piping, pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, and installation of 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 25 tons cooling and 500,000 BTU heating (in any one system) in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge and skill to perform the following: installation of central air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system only to the extent such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to make complete an air distribution system being installed under this classification; and installation of pipes, vessels and ducts, and installation of 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, all in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto.
Drilling Auger (Business Exam Only)
To drill auger holes.
Excavating & Grading Engineering Class II (e)
Construction of canals, lakes, levees, roadways, including land clearing, filling and excavating and grading engineering contractor may do the work of a land clearing and grubbing contractor. Auguring is allowed under excavating and grading engineering contractor except in cases where the auguring is controlled by FDEP for well drilling.
Erection of fences of wood, chain link or prefabricated materials, may auger and pour concrete for fence post anchorages.
Installation of any system, electrically energized in whole or in part, for the detection and prevention of fire, noxious gases, liquids or atomic radiation. The scope of these systems shall include conductors and raceways, radio frequency carriers, laser beams, light beams, sonic beams, and any other means of signal transmissions as well as all apparatus pertaining to fire alarm systems.
Flooring - All types of floors including carpet, except cementitious products, marble, or terrazzo (Business Exam Only)
Installation of all types of flooring except cementitious products, marble or terrazzo.
Garage Door Opener/Installation (Business Exam Only)
Installation of automatic garage door openers in residential and commercial buildings.
Installation of glass of all kinds, and metal and wood window frames.
Gypsum Drywall Specialty
Construction of any gypsum drywall products to wood or metal studs, wood or steel joints and metal runners in the buildings.
Insulating (Business Exam Only)
Placing approved insulation in any type structure.
Construction of any electrical systems, fire or burglar alarm systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, and equipment used in connection therewith while under supervision of a Master.
Erection of air conditioning, sheet metal, or process piping systems of any size or capacity under the supervision of an Unlimited Mechanical Contractor, Air Conditioning A, Air Conditioning B or Sheet Metal Contractor.
Installation of any plumbing system, including waste drains, vents, water supply and fixtures and gas piping, appliances, lines, laterals, tanks and other appurtenances in connection therewith under the supervision of an Unlimited Master Plumbing Contractor.
Landscaping (Business Exam Only)
Installation of landscaping, planting of decorative vegetation, and of irrigation systems.
Landscaping Curb (Business Exam Only)
Construction of trimming trees, grass, shrubbery and plants, as well as clearing, grubbing and pruning of trees, and the spreading of pea rock less than one inch in diameter and top soil, but not including the alteration of the grade by the placement of fill.
Construction of lawn sprinkling systems and appliances and devices used in connection with such systems; except that such systems shall not include the drilling of wells or the connection of such systems to potable water.
Low Voltage Electrical (TV & Antenna)
Installation of any low voltage electrical construction less than 50 volts or equivalent root mean squared.
Masonry Specialty (includes Brick Pavers) (Business Exam Only)
Installation of block, pavers and bricks in a building.
Construction of electrical systems, fire alarm systems, and all appurtenances, equipment, and apparatus used in connection therewith in accordance with the building code and all other applicable codes and regulations, and to supervise and direct other persons who engage in such activities.
Installation of any plumbing system, including waste drains, vents, water supply and fixtures and gas piping, appliances, lines, laterals, tanks and other appurtenances in connection therewith.
Master Sign (Electrical)
Erection of any sign as defined in the part II of this Code. They may construct meter centers or services for individual or a series of signs, and install transformers and any device for and pertaining to illumination of signs. They may not connect a circuit to a panel, except for a sign.
Installation of central air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilating systems, including ductwork in connection with a complete system only to the extent such ductwork is performed by the contractor as is necessary to make complete and air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, lift station equipment and piping, and appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith; piping insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, and natural gas fuel lines within buildings; to disconnect or reconnect power wiring on the load side of the disconnect switch and low-voltage heating, ventilating and air conditioning control wiring; and to install as condensate drain form an air conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approved disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system.
Painting & Decorating (Business Exam Only)
Application of paint on buildings, interior and exterior, and signs, with brushes, rollers or spray.
Pavement Painting Only (Business Exam Only)
Application of painting pavement, including parking lot and street striping with brushes, rollers or spray.
Paving Engineering Class II (d)
Construction of roads, airport runways, and aprons, parking lots, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, property line walls, storm drainage facilities and to perform the excavating, clearing and grading incidental thereto.
Pile Driving and Foundation Engineering
Construction of piling including sheet piling and the construction, formation and excavation for foundations, the placing of reinforcing steel therein, and all concrete work necessary.
Plastering/Stucco (Business Exam Only)
Plaster interior or exterior of any structure, and in addition, may finish concrete.
Construction of one-, two- or three-family unit residences not exceeding two stories in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith.
Installation of all kinds of roofing and waterproofing, all in such manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable thereto.
Seawall & Small Dock (Marine Const.) Eng. Class II (c)
Construction of seawalls and small docks. A seawall and small dock engineering contractor may drive piling for one-story building construction, seawalls and small docks.
Sign Erection (Non-Electrical)
Erection of signs of all classes and do repairs of such signs; however, if electrical signs are installed or repaired, a master electrician, a sign electrician specialty contractor, or master sign contractor shall be required.
Sign Painting (Business Exam Only)
Painting of interior and exterior signs, with brushes, rollers or spray. This provision does not require a certificate of competency for the painting of signs only at the sign painter's shop.
Installation of solar panels for potable solar water heating systems, and swimming pool solar heating systems and any appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection therewith; in connection with one-family, two-family, or three-family residences not exceeding two stories in height.
Solar Window Tinting (Business Exam Only)
Installation of solar window tinting products.
Steel Reinforcing and Iron (Business Exam Only)
Erection of reinforcing steel in forms built by others and forms built by said contractor to repair spalling concrete only.
Structural Steel Erection
Erection of structural steel in place, by riveting, bolting or welding, including metal towers and rigging.
Thatched Roofing – Non-structural (Business Exam Only)
Installation of thatched roofing on "chickee" and "tiki" huts. A thatched roofing specialty contractor cannot place or erect the support poles and beams for "chickee" and "tiki" huts.
Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble including brick pavers (Business Exam Only)
Installation of pavers, tile, marble and terrazzo.
Erection of public or private property, whether accomplished through open excavations or through other means, including, but not limited to, directional drilling, auger boring, jacking and boring, trenchless technologies, wet and dry taps, grouting, and slip lining, of main sanitary sewer collection systems, main water distribution systems, 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 multioccupancy 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.
Unlimited Swimming Pool (Commercial/Residential)
Installation of existing equipment, any cleaning or equipment sanitizing which requires at least a partial disassembling, excluding filter changes, and the installation of new pool/spa equipment, interior finishes, the installation of package pool heaters, the installation of all perimeter piping and filter piping, and the construction of equipment rooms or housing for pool/spa equipment.
Waterproofing and Roof Painting (Business Exam Only)
Application of waterproof sealants and to paint roofs.
- Written by Gil M.