Nassau County Licenses
Please select a license to view its requirements, application process, books, and classes. Nassau County requires all applicants to take the Business & Law examination. Except for the following two licenses: Journeyman Electricians, and Journeyman Plumbers.
Nassau County is issuing voluntary licenses for certain Specialty licenses. After July 1, the county licensing process will be preempted to the Florida State DBPR. In the following attachment, you will find information on the Guidelines/Florida Statutes that Nassau County is following.
be unlimited as to height, area and complexity of construction undertaken. A general contractor shall have the knowledge gained by five (5) years of experience in a supervisory capacity under a general contractor or building contractor, or have been a licensed building contractor for one (1) year or a residential building contractor for two (2) years or shall have an education and experience equivalent thereto, as defined in this section.
Installation of any acoustical/suspended acoustical ceiling.
Erection of aluminum metal, vinyl and fiberglass screening material construction trade, screened porches, screened enclosures, pool enclosures, preformed panel-post and beam roofs, mobile home panel roof-overs, residential glass window enclosures, vinyl panel window enclosures, single story self-contained aluminum utility storage structures (not to exceed five hundred (500) square feet), siding, soffit, fascia, gutters, hurricane shutters, awnings, railings, decorative metals and aluminum fences and be limited to foundations, slabs and block knee walls not to exceed four (4) feet, incidental to the aluminum and allied materials construction work.
Construction of commercial buildings and single or multiple dwelling residential buildings, neither to exceed three (3) stories in height, or thirty-six (36) feet, and accessory use structures in connection therewith, or those whose services are limited to any size building if the services do not affect the structural members of the building.
Installation of burglar alarm systems in single family homes, duplexes, mobile homes, and commercial buildings having a square footage of not more than five thousand (5,000) square feet. Any electrical installation above seventy-seven (77) volts may be included in the contract for work but must be subcontracted to a certified electrical contractor.
Construction of any wood products in a building including, but not limited to, rough framing, metal framing, structural and nonstructural trusses, conventional rafters, siding and the work of the carpentry-finish contractor.
Installation of finish wood products and their modern replacement products, including but not limited to paneling, cabinets/shelving, wood flooring, stair treads, risers and handrails, doors (excluding exterior doors and windows) and all hardware incidental therein, and non-structural incidental framing modifications.
Communication & Sound System
Erection of wiring, apparatus, circuits, and equipment operating at less than fifty (50) volts, raceways, computer wiring, conduit for private telephone, cable television systems, intercom and public address systems.
Application of aggregates, cement and water to agreed specifications, to construct forms and framework for the casting and shaping of concrete and pressure injected footings; and to erect reinforcing steel and miscellaneous embedded steel; and to place concrete.
Demolish and remove structures, such as dwellings, commercial buildings and foundations.
Installation of drywall products to wood and metal studs, wood and steel joists, and metal runners in buildings of an unlimited area and height.
Installation of a system for electrical wiring for lights, heat or power, lightning protection systems and all appurtenances thereto and all apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith including that of room air conditioning units only, and all electrical specialties.
Installation of detachable cloth/synthetic cover material over a rigid metal frame designed to be used as a protection against sun and weather.
Erection of fencing, including wood, pre-cast concrete and pre-fabricated fences and automatic gates, to safety, zoning and building codes.
Installation of residential or commercial type garage doors, including all hardware and operating devices. One hundred twenty (120) volt electrical installation required for the door operating devices.
Glass & Glazing
Construction of glass and glass work, aluminum and glass curtain walls, window walls and execute the glazing frames, panels, sash and door and holding metal frames.
Application of gunite or shotcrete.
Construction of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, unlimited in horsepower or tons, including all duct systems, sheet metal, incinerators, boilers and unfired pressure vessel systems, solar heating and cooling systems and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith, also piping, duct work, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts.
High Pressure Gas
Construction of transmission and distribution lines for liquid or gaseous fuels under pressure in welded pipes, valves, meters and similar components as required to complete the system.
Installaion of shutters and awnings that are designed to protect residential and commercial dwellings from hurricane and storm force winds and windborne debris.
Construction of any insulation primarily installed to prevent loss or gain of heat from internal or external sources in pipes, vessels, ducts or built-up refrigerated boxes or rooms, and radiant barriers.
Installation of all piping, sprinkler heads, control system components, pumps, and chemical injectors for irrigation of lawns and plant materials. Electrical work is limited to fifty (50) volts except for connection of pigtailed equipment or replacement of identical controls and motors. Any equipment requiring two hundred thirty (230) volt, three (3) phase or more will require a certified electrical contractor.
under the employment of an electrical contractor, and who only performs work in the electrical trade while employed by and under the supervision of a certified electrical contractor.
under the employment of a plumbing contractor, and who only perform work in the plumbing trade while employed by and under the supervision of a certified plumbing contractor:
Erection of any lightning protection system, including all terminals, conductors, ground rods, fittings and all other system fastenings, connections and bonding necessary to complete a system designed to protect structures and open spaces.
Construction of seawalls, bulkheads, revetments, docks, piers, wharfs, groins, boat lifts, davits and other marine structures, including pile driving.
Construction of brick and concrete block, horizontal reinforcement incidental to the placement of the units or any other unit masonry products, lay brick and other baked clay products, rough cut and dress stone, artificial stone and precast blocks, structural glass brick or block, but shall not place or finish concrete.
Installation of all piping fixtures, solar water heating systems, appliances, backflow prevention devices (with additional state certification as required) appurtenances thereto and apparatus or equipment used in connection with a water supply and sewage disposal system and any system of piping, tubing, vessels, containers, pumps, apparatus and appurtenances in connection with such pressure piping used for the circulating, transporting, holding or processing of any vapor, fluid, liquid, semi-liquid or solids, inside of, or attached to, any building, lot or premises.
Application of paints, coatings and other finishes, excluding waterproofing of roofs.
Construction of roads, airport runways and aprons, parking lots, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, property line walls, storm drainage facilities, paver brick/paver brick systems and to perform the excavating, clearing and grading incidental thereto.
Application of sand or other aggregate gypsum plaster, portland cement plaster or quick-lime plaster and water, or any natural or synthetic materials as to create a permanent surface coating.
Installation of plumbing, which shall mean all work done in connection with the testing, installation, maintenance, extension and alteration of all piping fixtures, solar water heating systems, appliances, backflow prevention devices (with additional state certification as required) appurtenances thereto and apparatus or equipment used in connection with a water supply and sewage disposal system and any system of piping, tubing, vessels, containers, pumps, apparatus and appurtenances in connection with such pressure piping used for the circulating, transporting, holding or processing of any vapor, fluid, liquid, semi-liquid or solids, inside of, or attached to, any building, lot or premises.
Installation of pre-fabricated department of community affairs approved modular sheds on public or private property including the placement of a concrete pad, with or without a footing, and all required attachments or hurricane tie downs necessary to comply with the requirements of the applicable wind zone regulations.
Erection of structural precast concrete units such as decks, beams, girders, walls, columns and stairs that are or may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including welding and rigging in connection therewith and to erect precast concrete systems for guard rails and decorative panels above the ground floor, including such minor field fabrication as may be necessary.
Installation of steel reinforcing bars (rods) of any profile, perimeter, or cross-section, that are or may be used to reinforce concrete buildings and structures in such a manner that under all agreed specifications, steel reinforcing bars (rods) for concrete building and structures can be fabricated.
Construction of one, two- or three-family unit residences not exceeding two (2) stories in height and accessory use structures in connection therewith.
Construction of roof decks of portland cement or gypsum concrete, using lightweight aggregate, on joists or other supporting members erected by others, and shall include the placing of forms and welding of supporting members for forms and miscellaneous reinforcing of the deck and the proportioning, mixing and placing of cement, aggregate and water, provided, however, that roof decks of wood, metal, heavy aggregate concrete, glass or plastic and the application of roofing felts or other water resistant membranes shall not be a part of the scope of such work.
Installation of roof covering, roof deck insulation, roof coatings, roof painting, waterproofing and covering, including use of sheet metal and installation of other sheet metal products incidental to roofing materials or any combination thereof.
Installation of exterior siding materials including, but not limited to, the attachment devices and trim out materials necessary to achieve a finished product including soffit and facia.
Erection of any electrical wires, apparatus, raceways, conduit or any part thereof on interior or exterior electrical signs and is qualified to erect signs.
Erection of structural steel shapes and plates, including such minor field fabrication as may be necessary, of any profile, perimeter or cross-section, that are or may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including riveting, welding and rigging, only in connection therewith.
Application of aggregates, cement and water to agreed specifications, or any natural or synthetic materials as to create a permanent surface coating.
Erection of equip swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, including the pumps, water treatment and servicing the pools, pool heaters, installation of pool heat pumps, filters and chlorinators and that piping incidental to the recirculating system, including plumbing fixtures and potable water hook up.
Swimming Pool Maintenace & Repair
Installation of treat the water, including but not limited to the direct infusion of chlorine gas in existing swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, both public and private, make minor repairs to existing pool masonry, such as patching cracks in pool bottoms and walls, repaint, resurface or reline the walls, bottoms of pools and resurface pool decks and perform preventive maintenance to equipment such as filters and chlorinators, and to replace pigtailed equipment or identical controls and motors that are incidental to the operation of the swimming pool.
Tile, Terrazzo & Marble
Construction of tile, terrazzo and marble.
Erection of guy and anchor, satellite dishes and antennas. Electrical over fifty (50) volts may be included in the contract but must be subcontracted to a certified electrical contractor.
Underground & Overhead Transmission
Installation of overhead transmission lines, wood or reinforced concrete poles, cross arms, fastening devices, underground electrical and communication transmission lines, manholes, splice pits, laying of rigid conduit incidental thereto; concrete block, concrete work, and backfill necessary or incidental thereto.
- Written by Gil M.