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 Contractor Licensing


​It's in your best interest to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed and insured to perform work in Sarasota County.

Protecting you as a homeowner, property owner, or tenant.  Assuring work is safely done and completed according to all building code requirements.​

 Tips for Selecting a Contractor

Verify whether a contractor is currently licensed by the state via: 
Verify whether any contractor is licensed and registered in Sarasota County via:


To file a complaint through Sarasota County about a contractor, fill out the Contractor Complaint Form and submit it to our office via:
Complaints against state-certified contractors also can be filed with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Request a complaint form via:
Complaints against certified, registered and locally licensed contractors can be filed with Contractor Licensing as long as the violation has occurred in our jurisdiction. 
We can address building code violations but not contractual disputes, fee and price disputes or quality of workmanship issues.
Reports of unlicensed contracting or work without a permit should be reported to Code Enforcement.
  • Call 941-861-5000 and/or filing a report through the DBPR.
Tipsters may remain anonymous; however, please note that under Florida law, email and written communication is public record. Instead, contact our office by phone to remain anonymous.
DBPR complaint forms may be submitted via:
  • Fax: 850-921-2124
  • Mail: 
      1940 North Monroe St., 
      Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • Toll Free Hotline (In Florida):
    Call 1-866-532-1440
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. to provide tips of possible unlicensed activity currently being performed.
Access complaint forms online and review the Complaint Process Brochure.

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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