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Old 12-28-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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What fees or license are required to operate a paint contracting business in Florida? According to this web site no professional license are required -
http://www.contractors-license.org/. I'm not talking about insurance & workers comp, that's a given.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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What fees or license are required to operate a paint contracting business in Florida? According to this web site no professional license are required -
http://www.contractors-license.org/. I'm not talking about insurance & workers comp, that's a given.

Check out your local Gov sites. In Mass you need a HIC to do exterior work.
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Here you need to get licensed. First you need to pass the 2 part exam and then go in front of local boards to get approved. That last part is very subjective however. It's not a certainty that you will get approved even if you passed your test and did what they told you. I know of some who did not get approved and were told their credit was bad or other reasons not related to aquiring a license to paint houses.
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Sadly, in most parts of FL, no license is needed. Some of the smaller towns require city licenses, but it is rarely enforced.

In my hometown, $40 and a smile does it. The hardest city I know of is Port Charlotte/Charlotte County. It's almost as hard as getting a GC lic., and they haul guys off to the clink often.

What part of FL are you in?
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Licensing for Painting Contractors is determined by each county. We currently carry licensing for Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. (I got tired after that). Which covers most of the Tampa Bay area. Two part test on business and painting. Background checks,Financials, Work History, Letters of recomendation from employers and character letters, Continuing education of I believe 9 hours documented class room training.
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What fees or license are required to operate a paint contracting business in Florida?
What makes a person ask such a ridiculous question here on PT? Why would anyone depend on any of the fellow members to guide one in the right direction? INCLUDING MYSELF!

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I take it that is sarcasm Ewing??
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One would think. Huh!
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