Be an Informed Consumer
Before you sign a contract, please...
Check with you local municipality for "old open permits" on your property before you start a new project.
- Always ask for a contractor's current license number before you
sign a contract.
- Go to http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/ click on "Verify a License".
Search following the prompts. The license needs to be "active".
- Ask for a copy of the company's current Workman's Compensation Insurance Coverage or Exemption.
- Ask the contractor to call the firm's insurance company and have the insurance company fax you a verification of coverage.
Protect your home for safety and marketability by hiring a licensed and insured contractor.