The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is urging consumers to research anyone that could do make any repairs to their home or business in the event of a natural disaster.
“Verifying the state-issued license of a professional with DBPR is one of the best ways for consumers to protect their safety and financial well-being after a natural disaster hits. With the right knowledge of what to do following a hurricane, Floridians can prevent a natural disaster from turning into a financial disaster,” said DBPR secretary Ken Lawson.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation asks you to verify a contractor’s license by visiting their website at www.myfloridalicense.com or calling 850-487-1395. You can also download the Department of Business and Professional Regulation mobile app.
“Hurricane season is a time when the state of Florida has a greater risk for storm related damage to homes and businesses,” Lawson said.
Consumers are urged to contact the DBPR to report unlicensed contractors to Unlicensed Activity Hotline at 866-532-1440 or by emailing ULA@myfloridalicense.com.