“HANDYMAN” WORK IS LIMITED!
PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PROPERTY
By Understanding Who Is Authorized / Qualified to Work for You
A handyman is NOT ALLOWED to do the following construction work:
- Work requiring a building permit: Roofing, Roofing Repairs, Skylights, Electrical, Plumbing, Pools, Water Heater, Air Conditioning/Heat
- Project valued at $1,000.00 or more.
- Work affecting structural components: Moving a wall, Additions,
- Work involving toxic or hazardous chemicals or substances: Asbestos, Lead Paint,
- Work affecting access or egress to a structure: Doors or Windows
- Work affecting accommodations for the physically disabled.
- Work affecting life-safety as defined in building codes.
It is against the law for a handyman to advertise that he or she is a contractor or qualified to engage in construction contracting.
For any of the work listed above, you need to hire a Licensed Florida Contractor.
You can check to see if your contractor is licensed and in good standing by going to Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
You can check to see if the work needed requires a building permit by contacting your local (city or county) building department – they can usually answer the question quickly over the telephone.
For more information, please contact The Central Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association (CFRSA) or visit the FRSA website for more information
To read Florida law on this, see section 489.103(9), Florida Statutes, and rule 61G4-12.011, Florida Administrative Code.