What should I know before hiring a contractor?

It is important to know if the contractor has a valid License/Certificate of Competency, if he/she can provide recent references, and if the contractor has expired permits. Other important information you should know:

  • Check with the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Building Department for up-to-date contractor registration.
  • Check with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for complaints against a contractor’s license.
  • Use a contractor that will fulfill their contract and return after completion of the job for warranty issues.

Remember that compliance with the Code is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner. Therefore, be sure that all inspections have been approved, that a Certificate of Completion (if applicable) has been obtained and, before making a final payment to a contractor, that you are satisfied with the work. Make sure that an agreement between you and a contractor includes all these provisions. Also check the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed.

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