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HURRICANE SEASON IS APPROACHING!
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Choosing a Contractor
- Ask to see his/her license and call Franklin County Planning & Building at (850) 653-9783 to verify the status and insurance.
- Verify references from past customers.
- Check with Contractor Licensing, local Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations for any complaints.
- An occupational license is not enough in the construction trades.
- Beware of alleged contractors who ask to be paid in cash or ask for large payments up front.
After You Choose A Contractor
- Make sure your contractor obtains a permit and posts it on the front of the property.
- Do not make final payment until all “job finals” are signed off on the permit placard.
- Make sure your contractor provides you with copies of lien waivers from his subcontractors and suppliers.
Beware of Unlicensed Contractors
- If you are planning to build a room addition, add on a second story, begin remodeling on your home, or have work done that requires a building permit, take care to select a qualified person to perform the work. Under state and local ordinances, any person you hire under contract (verbal or written) to perform construction on your property must be a licensed contractor. The contractor must be state certified or registered. All printed advertising material such as business cards, newspaper ads and telephone book ads must show his or her state license number.
- Beware of anyone that asks you to obtain the building permit as an “owner/builder,” this may indicate that they themselves are not properly licensed to obtain the permit.
- Also, beware of people that claim that you will save quite a bit of money by not obtaining a permit. A permit will only lead to compliance with the appropriate building codes, these are only minimum requirements.
- Unlicensed contractors may not have insurance coverage. Any injury that occurs on your property may be a claim against your insurance.
- If you wish to check on the license of an individual, you can call Franklin County Planning & Building at (850) 653-9783.
Monday – Apalachicola, Alligator Point, ST Teresa and Lanark
Tuesday- St. George Island, Carrabelle
Wednesday- Eastpoint, Alligator Point, ST Teresa and Lanark
Thursday- Apalachicola, Carrabelle
Friday- St. George Island, Eastpoint
Please be advised, the Franklin County Central Landfill will Amnesty all Yard Debris for residents, on an interim basis: Debris which is brought in by commercial contractors or builders will NOT be accepted as Amnesty.
2019 Amnesty Day Schedule
Saturday, January 19th
Wednesday, February 20th
Wednesday, March 20th
Saturday, April 27th
Wednesday, May 22nd
Wednesday, June 19th
Saturday, July 20th
Wednesday, August 21st
Wednesday, September 18th
Saturday, October 19th
Wednesday, November 20th
Wednesday, December 18th
For more information, contact the Franklin County Central Landfill at 850-670-8167 or [email protected]