File a complaint against a licensee or an individual you suspect of performing Unlicensed Activity
The professions and businesses regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the disciplinary action that may be taken is administrative in nature, e.g., reprimand, fine, restriction of practice, remedial education, administrative cost, probation, license suspension or license revocation. The Department cannot represent you in civil matters to recover fees paid or seek remedies for injuries. You may wish to consult a private attorney regarding these matters.

Notice Regarding
Florida Public Records Law
Under Florida law, all communications received by this Department are public record unless a specific exemption applies in statute. Please refer to Chapters 455 and 119, Florida Statutes for applicable exemptions.

False Official Statements
Section 837.06, Florida Statutes, states that whoever knowingly makes a false statement in writing with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his or her official duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Examples of issues which may not be within the authority of the department include:
• Some fee and price disputes • Disagreements over contract terms • Some quality of workmanship issues • Some consumer problems with hotels and restaurants • Maintenance of condominium common areas.

To File a Complaint
Please select a profession or business from the list below. If the profession or business type does not appear on the list, please call our Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395 or use our convenient contact form for assistance.

Department’s Role as Prosecutor                File a Complaint against a Department Employee

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Alcoholic Beverages Not Available for Alcoholic Beverages
Asbestos Contractors and Consultants Asbestos Contractors and Consultants
Athlete Agents Athlete Agents
Auctioneers Auctioneers
Barbers Barbers
Boxing, Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Boxing, Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Building Code Administrators and Inspectors
Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
Child Labor Child Labor
Community Association Managers and Firms Community Association Managers and Firms
Condominiums/Cooperatives Condominiums/Cooperatives
Construction Industry Construction Industry
Cosmetology Cosmetology
Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics Not Available for Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics
Electrical Contractors Electrical Contractors
Elevators and Elevator Professionals Not Available for Elevators and Elevator Professionals
Employee Leasing Companies Employee Leasing Companies
Farm Labor Farm Labor
Food Outlets (Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, Bakeries, Wholesale Meat or Seafood)
Food Service (Restaurants, Take-outs, Delivery, Caterers and Mobile Food Vendors) Not Available for Food Service (Restaurants, Take-outs, Delivery, Caterers and Mobile Food Vendors)
Food Service Located Inside Institutions (Schools, Nursing Homes, Jails)
Geologists Geologists
Harbor Pilots Harbor Pilots
Home Inspectors Home Inspectors
Hotels, Motels, Apartments and other lodging
Interior Design
Labor Organizations Labor Organizations
Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Mobile Home Park Mobile Home Park
Mold Related Services Mold Related Services
Real Estate Real Estate
Restaurants Not Available for Restaurants
Smoking (Clean Indoor Air Act) Not Available for Smoking (Clean Indoor Air Act)
Talent Agencies Talent Agencies
Tobacco Not Available for Tobacco
Timeshares Timeshares
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine
Yacht and Ship Broker & Salesperson Yacht and Ship Broker & Salesperson