Contractor Licensing


Contractor Review Board Meeting Cancelled for Thursday, August 24, 2023. The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 5:00p.m. in the St. Johns County Auditorium.

Attention Class II License Holders in the Following Trades – Carpentry, Concrete, Finish Carpentry, Garage Door installation, Hurricane Shutter, Masonry, Siding/Window/Door, Structural Steel, Building Maintenance, Non Electrical Signs and tested Insulation. Licenses are continuing to be issued and/or renewed going forward. Please be advised local county licenses expire 9/30/2023. Please call or email contractor licensing at 904-827-6820 or if you have not renewed your contractor license yet. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue voluntary licenses for the trades that were done away with due to State legislative regulation.

About Us

St. Johns County offers licensing from General and Electrical to painting and insulation contractors. We have been licensing those that are qualified to build whole buildings or entire operating systems, major components and non-structural, specialty and finish trades since 1976.

Our Goal

The Contractor Licensing program ensures that only qualified contractors perform construction work in St. Johns County.

Good to Know

All contractors, sub-contractors and sub-contractors of sub-contractors MUST be licensed with St. Johns County Contractor Licensing Division in order to work in this jurisdiction. Do your due diligence! Require to see a license card or don’t allow them on your jobsite! You could be charged with aiding and abetting unlicensed activity and face fines or revocation of permitting privileges.

Construction Management as a service that oversees the management of construction activities on a given project is the exclusive purview of a licensed contractor! Construction Management cannot be performed by an unlicensed individual or entity. ( CILB Declaratory Statement DS 2011-082)

Don’t forget, you are required to display your contractor’s license number on all signage, proposals and contracts. State Statute 489 and St. Johns County Ordinance 2002-48 requires licensees to display their license number in any advertisement aired, circulated, displayed, distributed or marketed within the county that offers services of the contractor regulated by this Statute and Ordinance.

Notice: All State Certified Contractors must register to operate in St. Johns County.

Notice: Hiring an unlicensed contractor is a violation of Florida Statute 455.228 and is subject to a $5,000 fine. Florida Statute 489 and St. Johns County Ordinance 2002-48 require contractors to be licensed; before advertising, bidding or performing any work.

Please report all unauthorized construction activity to Contractor Licensing at (904) 827-6820. All subcontractors working in St. Johns County are required to be licensed!

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Contractors in Florida performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Lead Laws and Regulations | US EPA

Mold Assessors and Remediators

Mold assessors and remediators are licensed through the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (  See definitions below:
Per 468.8411 Definitions. – As used in this part, the term:

(2) "Mold" means an organism of the class fungi that causes disintegration of organic matter and produces spores, and includes any spores, hyphae, and mycotoxins produced by mold.

(3) "Mold assessment" means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet.

(4) "Mold assessor" means any person who performs or directly supervises a mold assessment.

(5) "Mold remediation" means the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventative activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location; however, such removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventative activities, may not be work that requires a license under State Statute chapter 489 unless performed by a person who is licensed under that chapter or the work complies with that chapter.

(6) "Mold remediator" means any person who performs mold remediation. A mold remediator may not perform any work that requires a license under chapter 489 unless the mold remediator is also licensed under that chapter or complies with that chapter.

Contact, Location & Hours

The Permit Center
4040 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
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Open 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

P: (904) 827-6820
F: (904) 827-6847

Building Permits
Phone: (904) 827-6800
Fax: (904) 827-6849

Contractor Licensing
Phone: (904) 827-6820
Fax: (904) 827-6847

Records Management
Fax: (904) 209-0707

St Johns County Building Department
Committed to Building Safety