Is a Florida Business License a Contractor’s License?

NO!!! We get asked this all the time about Brandon Electricians.

Let’s say you need electrical repairs or want to install new lighting and you ask for recommendations on your local Riverview or Fishhawk neighborhood or FB pages. You get lots of replies – many of which say “Licensed and Insured.” “Licensed” may simply mean that an individual has opened a business in Florida which basically means – I have a business and I’ll pay my taxes!”

Remember, that “Licensed” is not the same as a “Contractor’s License” and that the person may be working illegally! Ask for a contractor’s license # and go to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations to be sure it is active and in good standing.


For more information see a presentation we did on Facebook:

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