Tallahassee, FL

Contractor licensing in Tallahassee is regulated by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. There are 3,265 licensed contractors based in Tallahassee and many more licensed contractors in the metropolitan area who are available to work in Tallahassee. On average, a contractor in Tallahassee has received a 3.8 out of 5 rating from clients. We’ve analyzed and ranked each for your convenience - you can browse the top-rated using the links below.

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Remodeling and construction in Tallahassee is regulated by the City of Tallahassee Growth Management Department. According to them, there were 13,658 permitted improvements completed in Tallahassee in 2015, which represents a decrease of 74% over the previous year and 72% decrease over the 11-year average for the city.
Here are some of the rules, regulations, and laws governing contractors in Florida

When do you need to hire a licensed contractor in Florida?

If you pay someone to construct a building or a structure, make structural alterations to load bearing walls, or perform services such as plumbing or air conditioning work, that person must have a state contractor's license.

How important is contractor licensing in Florida?

The Florida Construction Industry License Board maintains high standards for contractor licensing. Prior to receiving their license, Florida contractors are required to prove four years of relevant work experience or education; pass a board examination and prove financial solvency.

Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in Florida

In Florida, licensed contractors with employees are required to carry workers' compensation insurance and attest they have obtained public liability and property damage insurance in the amounts determined by the Board.

Financial recourse when hiring a contractor in Florida

Florida maintains a recovery fund, called the Florida Homeowners' Construction Recovery Fund, which is available to a natural person who has suffered monetary damages by the financial mismanagement or misconduct of a contractor, and who has exhausted all other sources of payment. The Board makes the determination of eligibility for an award. Florida contractors are not required to carry an active bond.

What else should I know before hiring a contractor in Florida?

As of November 1, 2007 all applications for licensure are required to submit their fingerprints to the Board and pass a criminal background check performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

How is the BuildZoom score calculated?

The BuildZoom score is based on a number of factors including the contractor's license status, insurance status, verified work history, standing with local consumer interest groups, verified reviews from other BuildZoom users and self-reported feedback from the contractor.

Why you should hire through BuildZoom

When it comes to major construction work or even minor alterations to your home, hiring the wrong contractor could result in incomplete or defective work. You may even find yourself dealing with huge liability claims. BuildZoom does the homework for you and helps you hire the right contractor.

You should get several bids before hiring a contractor

The Florida Construction Industry License Board recommends getting at least three written bids before hiring a contractor. Do not automatically accept the lowest bid - an abnormally low bid may indicate the contractor made a mistake and is not including the same work quoted by their competitors. We've made the bid collection process extremely simple (and free). Just click here to get started.