The City of Cape Coral reminds residents to confirm contractors are operating with the correct licenses before hiring them.
In Florida, it is a criminal offense to engage in contracting work or act in a contractor’s capacity without a valid contractor’s license. Working with an unlicensed contractor is a dangerous practice that can leave you with faulty work that may not be constructed correctly.
Warning signs that a contractor is not licensed:
- They ask you to make a check payable to an individual.
- They cannot provide proof of insurance.
- They are not willing to put a contract in writing.
- They request a large down payment before work begins.
To report an unlicensed contractor performing work within the City of Cape Coral, call 239-242-3783 or email Cape Coral Code Compliance at email@example.com.