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Pinellas County Contractor Licenses

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Due to House Bill 735, effective July 1, 2023, Pinellas County will no longer require contractors to register, test, or maintain competency certificates or licenses in Column A as stated under Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board.

Construction Licenses in Pinellas County


Unlimited building certificate; residential or commercial building, any size or height.

Air Conditioning Class A

Unlimited air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, piping, insulation of pipes, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping and related work.

Air Conditioning Class B

Limited to 25 tons cooling and 500,000 BTU heating - in air-conditioning, refrigeration, process and pipe insulation vessels and duct work and related.


A contractor whose services consist of the installation of aluminum or vinyl soffit, fascia, siding, skirting, gutters and downspouts.

Aluminum Specialty

screened porches, screened enclosures, pool enclosures, pre-formed panel-post and beam roofs, mobile home panel roof-overs, residential glass and window door enclosures, vinyl panel window enclosures and single story self-contained aluminum utility storage structures


Limited to commercial and single/multiple residential, not to exceed three stories; also remodeling or repair of any size building if no structural changes are made.


Erection of cabinets, countertops, bookshelves, and shelving involving wood, light gauge steel, and allied construction materials. Requires electrical, plumbing, mechanical, tile, gas etc. to be done by licensed contractors in their appropriate trade.


Construction to rough framing, structural and non-structural, trusses, and sheathing.


Demolish/remove structures and foundations.


Unlimited electrical work, all types.

Fence Erection

Installation of fencing.

Finish Carpentry

Paneling, interior and exterior trim, cabinets, bookshelves, wood flooring, stair treads & risers, handrails, exterior windows and doors. Allows non-structural modifications but not the work of another trade except as is allowed by cabinet contractors.

Flatwork Concrete

Limited to forming, pouring, placing, and finishing of concrete on grade, includes pavers.

Garage Door

Installation and maintenance of garage doors.

Glass and Glazing

Construction of all makes and kinds of glass and glasswork, frames, panels, mirrors, tub and shower enclosures.

Gypsum Drywall

Installation of all metal accessories; prefabricated ceiling materials; surface preparation and finishing. Does not include plastering, block, or wood partitions.


Piping and sprinkler heads including connection to water pumps (non-potable).

Limited Energy

Installation of electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, thermostats, apparatus, raceways, conduit, and fiber optics (transmission of light over stranded glass) or any part thereof not to exceed 98 volts, (RMS).


Construction of seawalls, docks, piers, wharves, bulkheads, revetments, groins, and other marine structures. Includes pile driving.


Unlimited mechanical, air conditioning, boilers, pressure vessels, lift station equipment, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tanks/pumps, chemical and fuel lines and related work.

Natural Gas

Gas piping, appliances, mains, lines, laterals, tanks and appurtenances.


Construction of painting, paperhanging, sandblasting, caulking and waterproofing (excluding waterproofing of roofs).


Asphalt roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, airport runways and aprons.

Pile Driving

Pilings; foundations including excavating, forming and placing of reinforcing steel and concrete.

Plaster, Stucco and Lath

Coat interior and exterior surfaces with mixture of sand and portland cement or like mixtures.


Unlimited plumbing work, all types.

Plumbing w/ Gas

Extend plumbing, sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, venting systems, public and private water supply systems, etc.

Prestressed Precast Concrete

Structural precast concrete units including welding and rigging.

Reinforcing Steel

Fabricate, place and tie steel reinforcing for concrete buildings and structures.


Construction or repair of one, two, or three family residences not more than two stories in height.


Construction of all kinds of roofing and waterproofing.

Sheet Metal

Unlimited services in manufacturing and installation - ferrous and nonferrous metal U. S. No. 10 gauge or lighter; air handling systems, including setting of air handling equipment and including balancing of air handling systems.

Shutter/Opening Protectives

Installation of shutters and opening protectives.

Sign Electrical

Erect electrical signs: no work beyond the last disconnecting means or terminal point, No branch circuit wiring.

Sign Non-Electrical

Installation of non-electrical signs.

Specialty Structure

Services in the aluminum construction trade.

Structural Masonry

Batching and mixing of aggregates, cement and water; placing and erection of steel; laying block and brick; fireplaces and chimneys; forms and framing; pouring, placing, and finishing concrete.

Structural Steel

Erection and field fabrication including related riveting, welding, and rigging.

Swimming Pool and Spa Servicing

Heater installation of any pool or spa.

Swimming Pool Decking

Installation of concrete flatwork, pavers and bricks, retaining walls, and footings associated with the construction of pools, spas, and hot tub shells.

Swimming Pool Excavation

Limited to the excavation and earthmoving required for the installation of pools spas, and hot tub shells.

Swimming Pool Finishes

Limited to the coating or plastering of the interior surfaces of pools, spas, or hot tub shells.

Swimming Pool Layout

Limited to the layout, shaping steel installation, and rough piping of pool, spas and hot tub shells.

Swimming Pool Piping

Installation of piping or the installation of circulating, filtering, disinfecting, controlling, or monitoring equipment and devices used in the construction of pools, spas, hot tubs, and decorative or interactive water displays or areas.

Swimming Pool Structural

Limited to the shaping and shooting of gunite, shotcrete, concrete, or similar product mix used in the construction of swimming pools and spas. Also includes the installation of fiberglass shells and vinyl liners.

Swimming Pool Trim

Construction of the tile and coping for pools, spas, and hot tubs shells. Decorative or interactive water displays or areas that use recalculated water, including waterfalls and spray nozzles, are also included in this rule within this scope of work.

Swimming Pool & Spa Commercial

Construction to any pool or spa, public or private. Does not include connection to public water or sewer systems.

Swimming Pool & Spa Residential

Construction to any residential pool or spa, intended for use by not more than three families and guests.

Tile and Marble

Construction of the base and hard tile and marble on both residential and commercial.

Underground Utility

Main sanitary sewer collection system, main water distribution systems, storm sewer collection systems of $5,000 or more in contract value.

Veneer Contractor

Limited to siding, soffit, fascia and gutter work, aluminum, metal and vinyl.