Polk County Contractor Licenses
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Polk County is still registering State certified and registered Contractors. Currently, they have yet to respond to Florida House Bill 735. To view each county response, visit our Blog on the Preemption local occupational licensing in Florida.
Construction Licenses in Polk County
Construction of any classification of building or structure.
Installation of of commercial air conditioning, warm air heating, ventilation, duct systems, and related appurtenances unlimited in horsepower or tonnage.
Erection of all types of alarm systems.
Installation of any electrical device, signaling device, or combination of electrical devices used to signal or detect a burglary, robbery, or medical emergency operating at less than 98 volts.
Installation of aluminum metal, vinyl and fiberglass screening, and allied materials construction trade for residential properties. The scope of such work shall include and be limited to residential-type construction including screened porches, screened enclosures, pool enclosures, preformed panel-post and beam roofs, mobile home panel roofovers, residential glass window and door enclosures, vinyl panel window enclosures, and single-story self-contained aluminum utility storage structures (not to exceed five hundred (500) square feet), wood framing for the walls of uninhabitable utility storage structures or raised wood decks for enclosures and the repair and/or replacement of wood incidental to the installation of glass windows and doors.
Erection of scaffolding or other structures or works in connection therewith for the incorporation of labor or materials therein; provided, however, that a building contractor shall subcontract all electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, roofing, swimming pool work, and solar water heating, for which an examination for a certificate of competency is required, unless such contractor holds a certificate of competency for the respective trade category.
Demolish and remove any category of structures including commercial buildings, residential structures, and any appurtenances or foundation in connection therewith. Such a contractor is precluded from using any type of explosive device, medium, or apparatus in connection with said demolition operations.
Installation of any electrical wiring, fixture, appliance, apparatus, raceway, conduit, or any part thereof, which generates, transmits, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form including the electrical installation and systems within plants, substations, commercial buildings, and residential structures.
Installtion of electrical signs and outline lighting. Does not include any electrical work beyond the last disconnect mean or terminal points.
Garage Door Installation
Installation of garage doors.
Installation of all piping, sprinkler heads, control system components, pumps, and chemical injectors used both for commercial landscaping and residential lawn irrigation systems. The scope of such work shall include electrical power wiring on the load side of an existing electrical disconnect switch.
shall mean any person qualified and certified by the board to supervise or perform the skilled work of installing electrical fixtures or systems or any part thereof.
shall mean any person qualified and certified by the board to supervise or perform the skilled work of installing plumbing fixtures or systems or any part thereof.
Low Voltage (Limited Energy)
Erection 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 77 volts, when those items are for the purpose of transmitting data, proprietary video (satellite systems which are not part of a community antenna television, cable television or radio distribution system), radio frequency, central vacuum, or electric locks, data distribution networks, home theater systems, surround sound systems, public address systems or telephone systems.
Construction of docks, seawalls, bulkheads, piers, wharfs, manual boatlifts and other marine structures, including pile driving, wood framing, and roofing in conjunction with the erection of structures being constructed consistent with the marine work that is being done.
Construction of any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit or any part thereof, which generates, transmits, transforms or utilizes electrical energy in any form for light, heat, power or communications including the electrical installations.
Installation of any plumbing system, including drains, waste, sanitary vents, water supply, fixtures, and indirect wastes.
Installation of piping, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tanks and pump installations and piping for same, fire suppression systems up to the detector check valve, air piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, lift station equipment and piping, and natural gas fuel lines within buildings, and all appurtenances, apparatus, appliances, utilized in connection therewith, and such contractor may reconnect electrical power wiring on the load side of an existing electrical disconnect switch and low voltage heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control wiring and install 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 sewer system.
Installation of any piping, fixtures, appliances, or appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment utilized in connection with any of the following: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities; the venting system and the public or private water supply systems within or adjacent to any building, structure, or conveyance; or any storm water or sewerage and water supply system of any premises to its connection with any point of public disposal or other acceptable terminal; and, in addition thereto, to install piping, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tanks and pump installations and piping for same, fire suppression systems up to the detector check valve, air piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, lift station equipment and piping, natural gas fuel lines within buildings, and all appurtenances, apparatus, appliances, or equipment utilized in connection therewith, precluding however liquefied petroleum lines and connections thereto and electrical power wiring.
Construction of any swimming pool or spa (public, private, or otherwise) used for therapy, swimming, or other use; excluding, however, manufacturing of prefabricated above-or below-ground pools. Said work shall include, but not be limited to, design, layout, excavation, operation of construction pumps for dewatering purposes, steel work, installation of tile and coping installation of all filter equipment, chemical feeders, and pool equipment of any type, including systems for the direct infusion of chlorine gas, plastering of the interior, pouring of decks, guniting, fiberglassing, construction of housing for pool equipment, and the installation of package pool heaters; provided, however, that the scope of the work of such contractor shall not include electrical power wiring, remote located solar heating devices, or direct connection to any sanitary sewer or potable water supply system.
Construction of any one-, two-, and three-family unit residential structure not to exceed two (2) stories in height, and any accessory use structures utilized in connection therewith. This activity shall also include the installation of aluminum railings, soffit, siding, gutters, screen enclosures, prefabricated cabanas or carports, or other prefabricated aluminum structures or buildings not under an existing roof.
Construction of all types of roofing and waterproofing, including specialty roofs.
Siding, Windows, & Doors
Installation of siding, windows and doors, vinyl, wood or aluminum siding, soffit, fascia, gutters and all types of windows and doors.
Installation of ferrous and nonferrous materials of US #10 gauge or its equivalent or lighter gauge and other similar materials used in lieu thereof, including air distribution, turning vanes, splitter or volume dampers, fire dampers, internal and exterior insulation, access doors, and other work incidental thereto for the purpose of moving, directing, and controlling air in the operation of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment and all designed architectural sheet metal; excluding, however, the setting of equipment or installation of any air handling equipment or electrical resistance heaters.
Erection of any and all solar hot water systems and solar swimming pool heaters.
Swimming Pool Maintenance
Erection of piping; the repair and/or replacement of existing pool equipment including filters, chemical feeders, and package pool heaters; and the installation of additional equipment as required as long as such installation does not upgrade or downgrade the design criteria of the original pool systems, includes the reinstallation of tile and coping, pool refinishing, pool replastering, and repouring of decks provided, however, that the scope of work of such persons and firms shall not include electrical power wiring, solar heating devices, or direct connection to any sanitary sewer or potable water supply systems.
Installation of utility lines, piping that constitutes the exclusive part of any fire protection/suppression system from the detector check valve, detector service valve, or engineers designated point of connection.
- Written by Gil M.