Who can do a home inspection in the State of Florida?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Anyone offering home inspection services after July, 2011, must be licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) before they can obtain a local business license. To read more about it, go to our blog post How can I check to be sure a home inspector is licensed?
The one exception to the requirement is that Florida-licensed residential, building, and general contractors may do home inspections without a home inspection license. The exemption was granted in May, 2012. See our blog post Can a Florida licensed contractor do home inspections without having a home inspector license? for more.
Along with the licensing requirement, the state has also mandated a set of minimum standards for a home inspection. You can read the list of minimum requirements at our blog post Are there any minimum inspection standards that a Florida licensed home inspector must meet?
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