Can I hire a friend to paint my house.He is not a licensed painter.

Asked about 1 year ago - Key West, FL

Local code enforcement shut the job down.I have a painting permit.

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" I was accused of aiding and abetting unlicensed contractor. "

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  1. Rebecca Clayton Lavie

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    Answered . The State of Florida does not require a license for painting contractors. However, Monroe County, which I assume is where you are from, does require painters to have a license. I briefly looked over the sections in the Monroe County Code of Ordinances that deal with buildings and construction, and it appears that you will need to hire a licensed painter to do the work on your house.

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