How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Orange County?

Orange 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 Orange 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.

Local licenses are no longer regulated through the Orange County office. Business tax receipts are still required through the Orange County Business Tax Office. Garage Door Installers and Non-Electrical Sign local competency card expires on July 1st, 2023, and you will need to get a Florida state license.

Orange County will no longer require licenses for the following trades:

  • Aluminum Concrete
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Building Maintenance
  • Cabinet Installer
  • Carpentry
  • Ceramic Tile & Marble
  • Concrete
  • Decorative Stone
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Floor Covering
  • Garage Doors
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Insulation
  • Masonry
  • Non-Electrical Sign
  • Painting
  • Plastering
  • Prefab Building
  • Prefab Fireplace
  • Residential Drywall
  • Siding, Window & Door
  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Stucco
  • Trim Carpenter


# Jumai 2022-08-01 23:19
# Aengels G. 2022-08-02 12:28
Hello Jumai,

House Bill 735 does affect the Registered Licenses, you will need to obtain a Certified state license. We have the books and classes to prepare you to pass the trade and/or the business exam for a Florida contractor license. For more information click the link below.
# Jumai 2022-08-03 12:03
What about Volusia county
# Jumai 2022-08-03 12:16
Hello Jumai,

Volusia County will not be requiring a contractor's license for trades involving masonry, prefabricated shed installation, non-electric signs, concrete, pavers, or stucco.

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