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Engaging in Contracting as a Business Organization

Section 489.105(13), Florida Statutes defines a “Business Organization” as “any partnership, corporation, business trust, joint venture, or other legal entity which engages or offers to engage in the business of contracting or acts as a contractor as defined in this section.” This definition is used in Section 489.119(2) of the Statute as follows: “If the applicant proposes to engage in contracting as a business organization, including any partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity, or in any name other than the applicant’s legal name or a fictitious name where the applicant is doing business as a sole proprietorship, the applicant must apply for registration or certification as the qualifying agent of the business organization.” Effective October 1, 2009, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation eliminated the requirement for a separate business license for construction companies in Florida. However, contractors are still required to qualify construction businesses with their license and provide background...