How Can You Tell If You Are Dealing With a Licensed Contractor?
Homeowners and contractors are required to apply for, and post a permit card. If you are dealing with a contractor, be sure to check the name on the posted permit card. This name should match the name of your contractor's company. If not, you may be dealing with an unlicensed contractor who is being aided by a licensed contractor.
Why is it Important to Use a Licensed Contractor?
Using a licensed contractor allows the Village to verify that the contractor has the proper insurance should there be an injury on the job or as a result of the job. It also helps ensure that the job is completed safely, and to your satisfaction. Prior to making your final payment to the contractor, ask to see proof that all inspections have passed and make sure that you are satisfied with the work. You can do this by checking on the permit status by calling 305-259-1250.
Contractors With Illegal Licenses
Miami-Dade County has identified hundreds of contractors who are suspected of obtaining their licenses illegally. This situation is being investigated by the Miami-Dade Police Department and State Attorney's Office.
In order to protect the public from improperly licensed individuals, Miami-Dade County has created a website where you can search for Contractors that have been licensed for work on buildings in Miami-Dade County. In addition, searches can be made to find out if Complaints have been filed on Contractors working in Miami-Dade County. If you have any questions, please contact our Department of Buildings and Capital Projects at 305-259-1250.