How does House Bill 735 Affect me in St. Lucie County?

St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie 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.

St. Lucie county will not be requiring contractor licenses for the following trades:

  • Canvas Awning Installation
  • Painting
  • Paver Block (Decorative Stone)
  • Tile, Marble and Terrazzo

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# Nicole 2022-03-18 19:06
What happens to fence contractors? There aren’t any state licenses that correspond with fencing but the building departments still require a permit for a fence. Permits can only be pulled by contractors. So, after 16 years in business I have to close??
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# Idalia S. 2022-03-22 10:50
Hi Nicole! We recommend you obtain the Residential Contractor License to be able to pull the permits necessary to continue to work in fencing.

The link below will provide information on the books, classes, and different requirements needed to get that license.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-residential-contractor-license.html
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# Alonso 2022-04-30 20:59
I have been installing concrete driveways /culverts/ patios in St Lucie County/Port St Lucie for 20 years. I have passed the business law and licensure exam that was required locally. The state says they don’t regulate concrete so I can pour a driveway. However, what will I now need July 2023 to obtain a permit for a customer to install a culvert?
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# Aengels G. 2022-05-02 10:08
Hello Alonso, We recommend you obtain the Florida Underground Utility Contractor License to be able to install a culvert.

The link below will provide information on the books, classes, and different requirements needed to get that license.
https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-underground-utilities-and-excavation-contractor-license.html
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# Edgard 2022-07-19 18:27
I do trim work like baseboards, crown molding, chair rail in st lucie county what license category is this in?
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# Sharilyn Baez 2022-07-20 09:59
Hello Edgard, the Residential Contractor License would fit best to do trim work like baseboards, crown molding, and chair rails at the State level. If you want to do it at the County level only, it will be Carpentry (Finish Trim) Contractor License. Below are the links for these two licenses.
https://www.contractorcampus.com/florida-residential-contractor-license.html
https://www.contractorcampus.com/st-lucie-county-florida-carpentry-finish-trim-contractor-gits-license.html
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# Philip Masiello 2022-08-10 20:08
What about Handyman Services and what will i be allowed to do?
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# Aengels G. 2022-08-11 10:32
Hello Philip,

I will add a link below with more information on What a Handyman can legally do in Florida. House bill 735 is only for Registered county licenses.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/what-can-a-handyman-legally-do-in-florida.html
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# James H 2022-09-20 15:06
So if I understand this correctly, as a currently licensed painting contractor in MC through July 2023, I am no longer required to apply for a reciprocity license to do business in Port St Lucie. Please confirm. Thank you.
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# Sharilyn Baez 2022-09-20 16:24
Hey James,
A Painting License will no longer be required in Port St Lucie. We would like to know what you are referring to when you say "MC"
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