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1 Ens if you a RE a lic ED ERating a Racto cont R op What Es aRE th E aD vantag Why Should MMER co cial v Ehicl E lic of BE ED? Ens coM ing I Become You are required to comply with Chapter 10 Section E ■ financial in DE pEnDE nc 10-4 of the Miami-Dade County Code which states: A Licensed ■ pay ME nt fo R you R W oRK Sec. 10-4. Persons without certificates representing selves Contractor? ■ B usin Ess loans as contractors; identification of vehicles. iscounts ■ D (a) Any person or corporation not possessing a current ■ aKs taX BRE - certificate of competency and advertising in any news paper, phone directory or other advertising media or ■ p RotE ction who issues any card, advertising or device indicating to igg ■ B ER J oBs Contracting Without A the public that he is a contractor, or who holds himself oRE contacts M ■ out as a contractor within Miami-Dade County, is in statu RE ■ p Rof Essional violation of this chapter; and a copy of such newspa - per, telephone directory, or other advertising making License Is A Crime Being licensed provides customers with assurances such assertion shall be prima facie evidence in court, that they can expect qualified, skilled, reliable and or in any other proceeding authorized by this chapter, accountable construction related performance. that the person is purported to have the capacity to act as a contractor. (b) Contractors conducting their contracting business within Miami-Dade County shall identify all trucks used in the furtherance of their business by use in the Visit Us Online transporting of materials, equipment or employees to a job site, excepting a truck owned by an employee which Residents are encouraged to verify if a contrac - - truck is only used for private transportation or in carry tor is licensed, insured or if there are outstanding ing employees’ personal tools and personal equipment complaints against the license holder by visiting the necessary to fulfill their job tasks. Contractors shall place on the sides of the vehicle in a permanent manner, Regulatory and Economic Resources Department’s identification of the contractor’s name and their certifi - webpage www.miamidade.gov/building and select - cate number; in letters and numerals not less than three ing the Contractor tab. Residents can also call the (3) inches in height. Exception are those vehicles rented by a contractor from a commercial vehicle rental agency Contractor Licensing Section at 786-315-2880 or for a period of less than one (1) month; such trucks are dialing 3-1-1 (Miami-Dade County’s Answer Center). plainly marked with the name of the lessor in letters and numerals not less than three (3) inches in height. (c) Anyone who advertises in any newspaper, telephone di - rectory, or other advertising medium for contracting to do any work covered by the provisions of this chapter - shall include in all such advertising the permanent cer tificate of competency number from the certificate of competency required as a prerequisite under the provi - A public information service of sions of this chapter. Failure to include this permanent Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in certificate of competency number in all such advertis - employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Economic Resources ing as evidenced by a copy or transcript of the subject Permitting & Inspection Center “It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of advertisement shall constitute a violation of the chapter 11805 S.W. 26th Street (Coral Way) the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.” subject to the penalties provided herein. Miami, Florida 33175-2474 • (786) 315-2000 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 3/14 123_01-225 Excluding legal holidays

2 o i BE ME a co W D ho aDE county MiaMi-D Why Should I Become A Licensed Contractor? ED cont RactoR? Ens lic D Es an Enalti Es, p E fin fac Ens E contR ng W ithout a lic acti EE s. aDM E f ativ inistR Miami-Dade County issues more than 100 dif - RiME is a c . Fines up to $5,000.00 per count plus restitution and - ferent types of contractor licenses in both per Unlicensed contracting may be charged as a first de - administrative fees may be levied against violators. - gree misdemeanor up to a third degree felony; punish sonal and business categories. To obtain a new able as provided in Chapter 775.082 and 775.083, personal license from the Department, you must custo MER E to pay you o not hav s D . Florida Statutes. first submit an application and meet certain expe - Contracts entered into by an unlicensed contractor rience requirements as well as maintaining a level - shall be unenforceable in law or in equity by the unli of financial responsibility. Examinations for cer - censed contractor. tificates of competency and eligibility are offered once a month. The exams are open book and Enly ; M ust oRK op cannot W the required books for each exam category will activiti Es. conc Eal be provided at the time of application. Exams - Working after hours to hide from enforcement activi are offered in English or Spanish and special ac - ties will eventually catch up to you. The investigators commodations can be made for those who have follow-up on cases and reports of unlicensed activity at disabilities. Some categories of licensure require all times, including weekends. no examination. o Btain cannot insu Ranc E. Once you have - Insurance companies recognize that unlicensed con obtained a personal tractors represent too great a risk to insure at any price. Egal to a DvER tis Ruction E const it is ill certificate of Ens sER E. ithout a lic vic Es W eligibility or ERM Egally o cannot l Btain p it . Advertising services regulated by Chapter 10, Code of competence, Applications for permits are only accepted from Miami-Dade County or Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, you are entitled - contractors hold without proper certification is a misdemeanor. to obtain a business license. To ing a current certificate of obtain a business license you must complete an RRE ct to a you a RE su BJE D st an inca . ation RcER competency and application either as a sole proprietor, partnership, First degree misdemeanors may be punished up to license in their re - or a corporation. As a Qualifying Agent for a one year of imprisonment. During the existence of a spective field. All business, you must have a significant interest state of emergency declared by the Governor, felonies work performed or financial interest in the entity you qualify of the third degree may be sentenced up to five years without permits as evidenced by the position as an officer or of imprisonment. are deemed to be partner or principal stockholder in accordance unsafe by the Florida Building Code. with Section 10-6 (E) 5 of the Code of Miami- Dade County. Additionally, proof of liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance s unlic ED c ont RactoR Ens must be supplied to the Department’s Contractor www. Licensing Section. View online at aRE B Eing t aRgEtED and select Contractor tab. miamidade.gov/building A fully staffed and dedicated police unit has been created to pursue and root out unlicensed Being licensed tells your customers that you contractor activity. are a true professional – knowledgeable, ations ER op sting responsible, accountable and credible in the points EcK ch cial MMER co construction trade. uction sitE s WEE ps constR RE vi EW of a DvER tis EME nts in va Rious pu Blications

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