Hi. Brand new to the forum. Hope someone can help me. I can't seem to find the information I am looking for online. Just moved to Florida from Illinois where I had my own little painting business. There were no special licenses needed in Illinois to paint. I am currently in Ft Myers area and find it impossible to open my own business here because I would need to obtain a GC license basically to operate legally. Just to start of, I would have to work for $15 an hour for 4 years just so that I can prove that I worked under a licensed painter for 4 years. Who is going to feed and cloth my kids at this time? The licensing board? Sorry, I am venting. My question is, it seems that not all counties in Florida require a license, but I can't seem to find a list of counties that don't. I am particularly interested in Orlando area, like Seminole and surrounding counties. Any help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks. Deeana.