How does House Bill 735 Affect me in Sarasota County?

Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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.

Sarasota County specialty licenses that do not match the scope of work for the defined contractor categories in the Florida Statutes( 489.105 (3) (a)-(o) and (q) or in s. 489.1455(1) ) will expire on July 1st, 2023, and applicants will no longer be able to apply.


# Brian Bauman 2022-08-02 09:35
Does this mean that I lose my license on 7-23, What do I have to do to keep my license
# Aengels G. 2022-08-02 12:34
Hello Brian,

On July 2023 Sarasota county will have to comply with the new law, and you will need to get a Certified Florida contractor license to be able to do work in Sarasota. 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.
# Angie Parsons 2022-08-22 10:22
What trades will require a Certified Florida Contractor's License to work in Sarasota starting July 2023?
# Aengels G. 2022-08-22 10:59
Hello Angie,

For Sarasota county, they will still be issuing certificates of competency if you pass the trade and business exam. If you have questions on a specific trade please contact the local licensing board for more details.
# Jon Kelly 2022-12-29 07:13
My understanding is that some counties will still be issuing Window and door speciality licenses. Is this the case with Sarasota?
# Sharilyn Baez 2022-12-29 10:02
Hi Jon,
You may refer to Florida Statutes 489 to see if your specialty license scope of work is one of the defined contractor categories licenses that are still being issued. If it's not listed, then that specialty license will expire after July 1, 2023, and the applicants will no longer be able to apply. A state license that will permit you to do Window and Door installation is the Florida Residential Contractor license. You can view for information below.

Add comment