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The following are some indications that the contractor you hired may not be licensed:
A large down payment is requested before work begins.
Payments should only be for a part of the work. In order to be licensed, contractors must demonstrate sufficient financial ability to perform the type of work for which the license is specified.
You are asked to obtain the permits.
A licensed contractor who is in good standing will always obtain the permit. The contractor is not willing to put all terms in
writing and offers only a verbal contract. Never accept an oral agreement.
The contractor does not have proof of insurance. Licensed contractors must have general liability, property damage, and workers’ compensation insurance in effect at all times.
You are informed that the job does not require a building permit. Check with your local Building Official. Almost all projects, with a few exceptions, require a building permit.
Someone other than the person or company contracting to do the work obtains the permit. A licensed contractor in good standing will always obtain his/her own permit. The contractor is only willing to work on weekends. This is often a sign that the person is an employee who is moonlighting without a license. Licensed contractors are full-time professionals. The contractor only displays an occupational license.
In order to lawfully engage in contracting, a contractor must be certified by the State of Florida Construction Licensing Board or the Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board (CTQB).