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 Contractor Certification

The purpose of Contractor Certification is to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Lake County through a contractor' certification and regulation system; to assure compliance with the State and County construction licensing regulations; and to minimize losses to the public due to unlawful conduct of both certified and uncertified contractors.

Contractors who wish to obtain building permits in Lake County may do so if they hold a State of Florida Certificate of Competency, (State Certified), or are registered with the State (State Registered) through Lake County, or who hold a Lake County local license Certificate of Competency.

A certificate of competency is required for the following trades:

General Contractor
Building Contractor
Residential Contractor
Master Electrical Contractor
Master Plumbing/gas Contractor
Mechanical Contractor
Class A Air Conditioning Contractor
Class B Air Conditioning Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Sheet Metal Contractor
Commercial Pool/Spa Contractor
Residential Pool/Spa Contractor
Swimming Pool Maintenance & Repair Contractor
Underground Utility Excavation Contractor

Alarm System Contractor I
Alarm System Contractor II
Low Voltage
Aluminum Specialties Contractor
Burglar Alarm and Fire Alarm
Carpentry Contractor
Concrete Contractor
Irrigation/Sprinkler Contractor
Masonry Contractor
Marine Contractor
Sign Contractor, Electrical
Vinyl Contractor
Solar Contractor

For more information, call the Building Division at 352-343-9653.

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