The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an order last week allowing suspension of certain regulations in the 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration after Hurricane Irma. John Zachem, secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said it was necessary to “to suspend burdensome regulations and provide the resources needed during this difficult time to help quickly repair and rebuild."
Roofing work does not need to be subcontracted from a certified or registered contractor to repair or install flat roofs or roofs made of wood shakes, asphalt, fiberglass shingles, tiles or metal, the declaration said.
Governor Rick Scott's office also said licensed general, building and residential contractors can perform roofing repair and installation. In addition, local governments can issue local and specialty contracting licenses for individuals and businesses that are already licensed in jurisdictions throughout Florida.
However, Florida’s high building standards and safety requirements will not be affected by the waivers.