How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Palm Beach County?

Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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.

Palm Beach county will continue to operate as usual and enforce all of its licensing requirements until the law takes full effect in July of 2023. Once the law goes into effect, the painting, tile, tennis court, and wood flooring will no longer be required.


# Oscar Mendoza 2022-03-03 21:00
I have a license in Palm Beach County , Martin County and City of Port St Lucie how will HB 735 Affect me Thank you every one for there time !.
# Aengels G. 2022-03-04 10:26
Hello Oscar,
As of now, Palm Beach County will operate as usual until July 2023. Now once the law takes full effect, you may be required to have a State License to do some trades. With that being said, we recommend you obtain a State License. If you do primarily Residential work, we recommend the Residential Contractor license for the State of Florida. As for Martin County and the City of Port St Lucie, you will need to directly contact the county to get information for any changes to the law.
# Tom Kahrhoff 2022-03-16 19:29
Will PBC make a decision on what occupations will need a state license before the 2023 deadline?

# Aengels G. 2022-03-17 09:07
Hello Tom,

Yes, before July 2023, Palm Beach County will decide what trades will need a state license. The painting, tile, tennis court, and wood flooring are one of the few confirmed licenses that will no longer be required.
# Marcelo Almeida 2022-03-24 11:27
What about interlocking brick paver contractors?
How is going to affect us?
Thank you.
# Aengels G. 2022-03-24 14:55
Hello Marcelo,
For paving, you will not be required to have a license, but to do the work some businesses may require you to have a license, which in that case you will need a State license like the Florida Residential License.
# Tom Kahrhoff 2022-03-25 14:04
Will we have to take the business and finance again or is it the same for the GC license as the fence license I just took?
# Aengels G. 2022-03-25 15:23
Hello Tom,
You will need to take the Trade and Business exams again for the Florida General Contractor License. I will send you a proposal for the books and classes to prepare to pass the exams. Here is a link below for more information.
# Diana G 2022-04-22 11:48
What about paving licenses? There isn’t a state paving license for Florida only county licenses, what will happen?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-04-22 13:31
Hi Diana, The Paving License for Palm Beach County is still available. There is no clear state equivalent because no state license would cover the paving scope of work. We recommend that you contact the county construction department to determine if they will require you to obtain a license. Below is the link with the county contact information.

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