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Contractor Licensing
Contractor Licensing provides assistance to contractors and those wishing to become contractors to fulfill their necessary licensing requirements in order to perform construction-related work in Hillsborough County. The Contractor Licensing section also provides verification of contractor eligibility to work in Hillsborough County.

Contractor Requirements

Contractors are required to be licensed or registered in Hillsborough County. In order to fulfill this requirement contractors must file a complete application, obtain approval of that application from the licensing Board, pay appropriate fees, and pass the examinations for their licensing category.

Contractor Licensing will provide applicants with a list of reference books from which the examination questions are prepared along with the required exam registration form.

How to File A Complaint Against A Contractor
    Report Unlicensed Construction Activity
    File A Complaint Online
    Complaint Form
    Formulario de Queja

Additional Information

    Contractor Licensing Inquiry
    Unlicensed Construction Activity Brochure - English
    Unlicensed Construction Activity Brochure - Spanish
    View Contractor information with the State of Florida
    Hillsborough County Construction Code    

You may also contact the Contractor Licensing Section at 813-272-5600, 635-7312 or email us at . Contractor licensing inquires can be obtained through our Real Time Contractors License Inquiry system.

The mailing address for Contractor Licensing is: Hillsborough County, Development Services, Contractor Licensing Section, P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601-1110.

Important Changes to Contractor Licensing

Contact Information

Contractor Licensing 
County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
19th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone Number: 813-272-5600
Fax Number: 813-635-7367