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Contractor Licensing

Responsibilities & Services

The Contractor Licensing Section stores and processes information related to contractor licensing such as changes of address, Workers' Compensation, bonds and insurance.

In order for a licensed contractor to be able to pull building permits, be listed as a subcontractor on a building permit and to obtain inspections in unincorporated Pasco County, the contractor must first record with the Contractor Licensing Section.

It is the contractor's responsibility to ensure that all licensing information on file with Pasco County is current. 

Contractor Licensing

To record or update your state license in Pasco County, please fill out our State Certified Maintenance Form and follow the instructions. Then go into our Accela system ( and register for an account: after doing so please email  stating you like to be linked to your license so you can obtain permits and inspections on line. In the email please include your user id and your license number to be linked. If any other questions please contact us at (727) 847-8009.

To apply for a certificate of competency to become a local license contractor please download our Certificate of Competency Application and follow all the instructions. You will need to order a credit report from one of the companies on this Credit Report List to be sent to us. Please mail or bring in the original certificate of competency to our office.  We will then review the application and contact you. 

If you need to renew your certificate of competency card please email
requesting us to renew. We will then give you further instructions. Please include your name and license number in your email. Thanks.

If you like to see if a contractor is registered and current in our county; please go into our new Accela system ( and search by name. If you need assistance please email us with your question and we will get back to you.

To report unlicensed contractors please put in a complaint at our Customer Service Center.

To update your workers comp with us please email a copy of the certificate of insurance or a copy of your workers comp exemption to 
and include your name and license number in the email.

Any other questions or concerns please email me. Thank you, Debbie Jadick.

Building Construction Services has implemented a new online permitting system

Thank you for your patience during this implementation period. See important implementation information.

Effective March 2, 2016, All Applications for Commercial Permits will only be accepted in the New Port Richey Office.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Protect Yourself & Others
Need the services of a licensed contractor?
You can search the Pasco County Contractor Licensing Data Base for a contractor by using Pasco County Online Permitting 

Unlicensed Contracting? Call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation toll-free at 1-850-487-1440 or go to their website to report unlicensed activity.

Contractor License
Want to apply for a Contractor License? The Application is the starting point, complete this form and provide all the required information to the Pasco County Contractor Licensing Office.

Insurance Documents
If you would like to send in your insurance documents related to Contractor Licenses, please email them to .

Additional questions or assistance:
Phone: (727) 847-8009    
(727) 815-7000 Attention: Contractor Licensing