The short answer is the applications for a Florida contractor license will typically be reviewed and a determination made within 30 to 45 days. However, this does not constitute an approval, because the determination may require additional information, clarification, additional supporting documents, or an application may be rejected for other reasons.
Over the course of several years, there have been organizations come and go who advertise certain approval terms as part of their sales pitch. In once instance, the printed materials from a competing organization wrote the following sales pitch offer — “guaranteed 2 week turn-around time.”
Don’t be fooled by those “other” organizations making false guaranteed turn-around sales pitch promises. Other competitors who come and go offer to utilize “special contacts” employed within the DBPR in order to expedite an application faster by claiming their clients are purportedly “preferred clients”.
Fortunately, the vast majority of applicants seeking a Florida contractors license are men and women with wisdom. The competitors come and go because they rarely fool enough applicants and they can not survive on sales pitch only. Sales pitch promises do not amount to a hill of beans.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is a state agency and is operated pursuant to rule and law. It is prohibited by rule and law for any business or vendor to receive preferential treatment.
All Florida contractor license applications are processed in the order they are received. Once a Florida contractor license application is received, the average wait time is generally 30-45 business days, at which point DBPR staff will generally issue a formal written response. Keep in mind, the application process may take longer depending upon a variety of circumstances and delay can occur based upon workload volume.
Technically speaking, the state employee reviewing a Florida contractor license application has up to 45 business days to issue a formal written response.
Upon retaining Contractor Licensing, Inc., an expert will be designated as your authorized representative. The expert will ensure that your pending application and all supporting documents are expedited properly with an emphasis on reducing wait time and to offer help in order to avoid deficiencies during that Florida contractor license application process.
Each applicant seeking a Florida contractor license is entitled to a free consultation prior to submitting any documents or things. The office expert David Taber has assisted hundreds of contractors achieve their Florida contractor license.