Eagle Fence License Information

License Information

We are proud to be State Certified and Insured, and family-owned and operated. We serve Cape Coral, Fort Myers and all of Lee & Charlotte County offering a level of personalized service you simply will not find anywhere else.

See below for Eagle Fence License Information.

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HERE IS THE LAW

According to Florida Statute 455.228, if you hire an unlicensed contractor, the Department of Professional Regulations (D.P.R.) may issue a cease and desist order and also may take you to Circuit Court, which has the authority to impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for aiding and assisting unlicensed activity. You could also be liable for court cost.

• If you pull a permit for an unlicensed contractor, you are held responsible for the work, not the contractor.

• If you hire an unlicensed contractor, you may actually pay more for the job, than if you hired a licensed contractor. Especially, if the work is done incorrectly or never finished, you may have to pay twice or more for the same job to be corrected or finished.

• If the unlicensed contractor fails to pay his sub-contractors or suppliers, you may be required to pay them, even though you have already paid the contractor. • Plumbing, electrical, and heating and air conditioning, mold assessment/remediation work should be done only by contractors and craftsmen certified in those trades and may require separate permits.

• Home or Building improvement or Code Remediation contractors must be certified by the State of Florida as either a General, Building, or Residential contractor.

• There is no such thing as a “legal” jack-of-all-trades.

• An “Occupational License” is not a regulatory license or a certificate of competency, but a tax for the privilege of engaging in or managing a business, profession or occupation.

• You may be held liable for injury on your property if the unlicensed contractor has no insurance or Workman’s Compensation.

The State of Florida is doing all it can to protect the public against illegal contractors by educating the public and offering the following suggestions.

Watch for the following warning signs, these may indicate the person/company is not certified.

– Requesting the home owner to pull their own permit.

– Refusing to show any information proving they are licensed and insured.

– Saying a permit is not necessary to complete the job.

Don’t be fooled by shady contractors.  Hire a licensed contractor to protect yourself and make sure the work is done right through way of  inspections performed by the city or county inspectors.

License information can be obtained from the D.B.P.R. website:
http://www.myfloridalicense.com


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