Apply for Reciprocity

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If you want to perform construction-related work or operate a construction-related businesses in Hillsborough County, but are licensed in another Florida county, you must apply for reciprocity.


Trade First time/Reinstatement Renewal
Building Trades $280 $70
Electrical Contractor $280 $70
Irrigation Contractor $280 $70
Mechanical Contractor $280 $70
Plumbing Contractor $280 $70
Renewal Application $70 n/a


The following trades require reciprocity (See the "How" To section to download a complete checklist and application for each):

  • Reciprocity Building Trades
  • Reciprocity Electrical Contractor
  • Reciprocity Irrigation Contractor
  • Reciprocity Plumber Contractor
  • Reciprocity Mechanical Contractor

Things To Consider

  • We reciprocate only with jurisdictions which reciprocate in turn
  • All reciprocity applications into Hillsborough County require Board approval
  • You must submit your application a minimum of 30 days before the appropriate monthly contractor board meeting
  • You must renew your license every year
  • If you have a license issued from the state, you only need to register it with Hillsborough County, and don't need to go through the reciprocity process

How To

  1. Download the appropriate application:
  2. Fill out the application completely and attach all required information
  3. Submit application packages per instructions found in the individual applications
    •  You must submit all trade applications a minimum of 30 days prior to the appropriate board meeting

Get Help

(813) 272-5600