Broward County Code

Broward County
Code # sec 9-77 (c) states that any person
or company cleaning A roof (pressure
cleaning or chemical washing) must have
A certificate of compentency from
Broward County

A business Tax Receipt is not A License

Sec 9-77 (c) Roof Painting and Cleaning Category—Class "RP":
The scope of work of a Class "RP" specialty building contractor
shall include and be limited to the application of paint or other
decorative coatings to roof surfaces by brush, roller, or spray
method, in such a manner to satisfy the agreed specifications,
including the pressure cleaning of roofs to remove fungus, dirt, and
paint, by steam or chemicals, in preparation for the application of
coatings thereto. A Class "RP" specialty building contractor shall
not replace any cracked or broken roof tiles nor perform any roof
repairs. In order to be eligible to be certified as a Class "RP"
specialty building contractor by the board, the applicant shall have
at least six (6) months of practical experience in the category.

Sec. 9-121. - Enforcement procedures.

(a) Code enforcement officers, upon their own initiative or receipt of
a complaint and personal investigation, shall have the authority to
initiate enforcement proceedings against uncertified contractors and
property owners who hire or contract with uncertified contractors or

Broward County Consumer Protection
(954) 765-4400    (prompt 3)

How to hire A contractor

Home improvements and repairs can pose many
difficult problems and potentially lead to complaints for
consumers. The general guidelines and cautions shown here can
assist you as a consumer and should be considered when you
hire a contractor.

How to Check a
Contractor's License  

For a county-licensed contractor, call 954-765-4400, Option 2.

For a state-licensed contractor, call the Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regulation, 850-487-1395.
Ask if the contractor is licensed to perform the type of work you
need, and if the license has been revoked or suspended.
Ask if any complaints have been filed against the contractor.
If the contractor’s license is current and active, you should:

1.Ask the contractor for references

2.Check out work done by the contractor for other customers

3.Ask how long your contractor has been in business (go to www. to verify)

4.Check with local suppliers about the contractor's reputation

5.Check with our agency or with the municipality in which the work
will be done for the contractor’s ability to pull permits.

How to Select a Contractor

Obtain detailed written estimates from contractors that include the
work you want done, the quality and type of materials, how long the
job will take to finish and the total cost.
Be suspicious of a contractor who offers the fastest, cheapest job
on a "you must act now" basis. This may be an indication of inferior
materials and unfinished jobs, or a job that will take too long
complete. Get the proposal, contract or agreement in writing.
Obtain a current copy of the contractor's insurances, including
workers’ compensation, property damage and liability. Read them
carefully, including the fine print.