Does a Handyman Need a License in Brevard County?

Brevard County Code Of Ordinance and State Law requires construction work, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, etc. including remodeling, renovations & repairs be done by a licensed contractor.

Handyman may ONLY perform unregulated specialty trades.

PLEASE NOTE: there is no such thing as a Handyman License in Brevard County

For more information on obtaining a Brevard County Business Tax Receipt for “Unregulated Specialty Trades" please contact the Tax Collector Office at 321-264-6969.

Unregulated Specialty Trades that do not require a Certificate of Competency License (COC):

  • Cabinetry / Countertops
  • Concrete (Concrete is in the process of requiring a COC)
  • Decorative Hardscape (Landscape Curbing, Countertops)
  • Drywall Repair (Patch holes)
  • Fascia / Soffit / Siding
  • Finish Trim Carpentry (paneling, sashes, baseboards)
  • Landscaping / Yard Care (NO IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER – requires COC)
  • Insulation
  • Interior doors (Bathroom, Bedroom, Closet – NO EXTERIOR DOORS - requires COC)
  • Pavers
  • Pressure Washing / Cleaning
  • Screening Repair (No hardware maintenance, repair or replacement)
  • Wallcovering / Wallpaper

County Issued Certificate of Competency License (COC) required for the following work:

Brevard County Code of Ordinance: Chapter 22, Article VI - Contractors

  • Alarm Contractor
  • Alarm II Contractor
  • Aluminum Specialty Structure Contractor
  • Building Contractor
  • Demolition Contractor 
  • Drywall Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Sign Contractor
  • Excavating / Land Clearing Contractor
  • Fencing Contractor
  • Floor Covering Contractor
  • Floor Covering with Tile Contractor
  • Framing Contractor
  • Garage Door Contractor
  • General Contractor
  • HARV Contractor
  • Irrigation Contractor
  • Limited Energy System Contractor
  • Marine I Contractor
  • Marine II Contractor
  • Masonry Contractor
  • Mechanical Contractor
  • Painting Contractor
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Residential Contractor
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Sheet Metal Contractor
  • Solar Contractor
  • Storm Shutter Contractor
  • Stucco Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Finishing Sub-Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Service Contractor
  • Underground Utilities Contractor
  • Window and Door Contractor

State Issued Competency License required for the following work:

Department of Business & Professional Regulation Florida Statute Chapter 489

850-487-1395 / www.myfloridalicense.com

  • General Contractor
  • Building Contractor
  • Residential Contractor
  • Alarm Contractor
  • Aluminum Specialty Structure Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Sign Contractor
  • HARV Contractor
  • Limited Energy System Contractor
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Marine I Contractor
  • Marine II Contractor
  • Mechanical Contractor
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Solar Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Finishing Sub-Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Service Contractor
  • Underground Utilities Contractor
  • Certified Specialty Contractor:
    • Demolition
    • Drywall
    • Glass & Glazing
    • Irrigation
    • Marine
    • Specialty Structures
    • Swimming Pool Specialty (9 categories)
    • Tower