Unlicensed activity is when an individual or business performs or offers to perform a job or service that requires a state license. Unlicensed activity can occur in every profession and business that is licensed by the DBPR.
Unlicensed activity threatens the financial and personal safety of consumers, as well as the livelihood of state-licensed professionals. Unlicensed individuals often underbid licensed professionals, but they do not carry workers’ compensation or liability insurance. Consumers can pay dearly with little recourse when working with unlicensed individuals.
Florida DBPR can help you learn more how to protect yourself. Visit their website to educate yourself on verifying licenses, choosing contractors, filing complaints, etc.
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The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation encourages homeowners to beware of unlicensed and unscrupulous persons posing as licensed and insured contractors on the internet.