Licensing and Enforcement

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It's in your best interest to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed and insured to perform work in Sarasota County.

Contractors and registered users (username and password are required for some features) can access their information online and keeping track of permits linked to their license by visiting


Search for a Sarasota County Registered Contractor


Tips for Selecting a Contractor

Verify whether a contractor is currently licensed by the state via: 

Verify whether any contractor is licensed and registered in Sarasota County via:


Contractor Complaints

To file a complaint through Sarasota County about a contractor, fill out the Contractor Complaint Form and submit it to our office via:

Complaints against state-certified contractors also can be filed with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Request a complaint form via:

Complaints against certified, registered and locally licensed contractors can be filed with Contractor Licensing as long as the violation has occurred in our jurisdiction. We can address building code violations but not contractual disputes, fee and price disputes or quality of workmanship issues.


Unlicensed Contracting or Work without a Permit Complaints

Call: 941-861-5000 or via email:

To report unlicensed contracting, you may also contact DBPR:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 850-921-2124
  • Mail: 1940 North Monroe St., 
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • Toll Free Hotline (In Florida): Call 1-866-532-1440 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. to provide tips of possible unlicensed activity currently being performed.