Florida Relaxes Contractor Licensing Laws in Irma’s Aftermath

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) eased some licensing and other regulations to fast-track repairs and take some of the burden off businesses whose offices were destroyed as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to the Miami Herald.

In the 37 Florida counties covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Disaster Declaration following Irma, licensed general, residential and building contractors can perform roofing installation and repairs rather than having to subcontract the work to licensed roofing contractors as state law normally requires. The DBPR waived department fees for businesses that have to move or re-open due to Irma.

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