Contractors are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
To file a complaint for suspected unlicensed activity or other inappropriate actions by a contractor, contact DBPR:
For assistance with your insurance claim or to file a complaint against your insurance company, contact the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Consumer Services toll-free Insurance Consumer Helpline:
Report insurance fraud to the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services:
Report suspected violation of workers’ compensation insurance requirements to the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Workers’ Compensation:
For information on required building permits and to file a complaint, contact your local building permitting office. This is typically overseen by county government.
Florida’s Construction Recovery Fund offers reimbursement for monetary losses caused by certain acts of a licensed contractor or construction company.
To be eligible for recovery, you must have:
Please note, you must specifically file a claim against the Construction Recovery Fund to be considered for reimbursement.
For more information on the Construction Recovery Fund or to file a claim:
Building a Home: Consumer Pamphlet - Information to assist homeowners to minimize legal problems that can arise during construction. This pamphlet generally covers selecting your contractor, construction contracts, construction liens, lien documents and payments to contractors.