Phase Out of Contractor Local Licensing
Pursuant to House Bill 735
and House Bill 1383
, occupational licensing is pre-empted to the state. The Lee County Construction License Board Ordinance 00-26 was repealed and replaced by Ordinance 23-09
which “grandfathers” those certain existing local contractor licenses that substantially correspond to a state license category. The Ordinance also clarifies that certain job scopes no longer require a construction license in accordance with state law. All active license holders will be automatically renewed by Lee County through June 30th, 2024.
Active license holders that have been identified as a grandfathered license will be personally responsible for renewing their license annually. Beginning six weeks prior to June 30th of 2024, and each year thereafter, grandfathered license holders must renew their license in accordance with the Ordinance. Grandfathered license holders must provide updated liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and the renewal fee prior to the June 30 deadline each year to avoid losing all rights that attach to the grandfathered license.