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Central Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association

“Handyman” Work is Limited!


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.