Register as a Contractor

Contractors licensed through the State of Florida have the option of registering their state certified license with us to work in unincorporated Manatee County. We offer courtesy registration for the following:


  • Fence
  • Tents

Manatee County does not accept Reciprocity for Registered Contractors or locally licensed trades who hold local Competency Cards in other Jurisdictions except for Garage Door Installers.


We offer the following local licenses:


Garage Door Installer

Journeyman (Electrical and Plumbing)


Contractors that desire to work within unincorporated Manatee County have two (2) options to be set up as a qualifier. Please see links below for complete information and requirements:

Application for License by Examination - Concrete/Mason/Masonry/Garage Door

Application for license by Examination - Journeyman