Yes. The State of Florida, who defines a contractor as anyone who demolishes, subtracts from, builds or improves any building or structure for compensation, mandates certification requirements for many categories of contractors. These contractors are required to be licensed either at the State level or the local level. Examples include but are not limited to constructing a building or a structure, making structural alterations to load bearing walls, or perform services such as plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work.
All construction work must be done by one of these licensed contractors with two exceptions: the owner of a one or two family dwelling; or the owner of a commercial building who is doing less than $75,000.00 in work on the building for his or her own use, and not for sale or lease.
To learn more about contractor requirements please visit the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website.
A homeowner can hire laborers to assist him or her in the work provided the laborers are supervised by the homeowner and the homeowner complies with the Florida Statutes regarding worker's compensation, insurance and payroll taxes.
How Can I Register as a Contractor with the City?
Complete and submit the Contractor Registration Application to the Building Division in person or by mail.
For more information about how the Building Division can assist you or your business, please call 407.518.2120 or stop by the office located in Suite 120 of Kissimmee City Hall.
Does my Registration expire?
Yes, contractor registration expires when any of the required items expire. It's the contractor's responsibility to provide proof of renewal, prior to expiration. To keep your registration current, please provide the renewed or updated items.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The City Commission updated the building plan review, permit, inspection and registration fees. Starting on February 17, 2016, all new submittals are subject to paying the updated fee(s). For specifics, please refer to ordinance #2918.