Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Contractors Licensing Board

The Contractors Licensing Board has the following duties: accepts and approves or disapproves applications and issues authorized specialty contractor certificates.

The Contractors Licensing Board has the authority to: 

(1) Issue a cease and desist order to prohibit a contractor from engaging in the business of contracting pursuant to ss. Chapter 489.113(2)(b); 

(2) Revoke, suspend, or deny the certified contractor ability to obtain a building permit or limit such authority with specific conditions pursuant to ss. Chapter 489.113(4)(b) and ss. Chapter 889.113(4)(c) based on a public hearing; 

(3) Require financial restitution to a consumer; 

(4) Impose an administrative fine not to exceed $1,500.00 per violation; 

(5) Require additional hours of continuing education over and above the state requirements for  license renewal; and/or 

(6) Assess costs

In addition, The Contractors Licensing Board has the authority to issue penalties if the contractor has been found guilty by the Contractors Licensing Board, the state construction industry licensing board, or a court of competent jurisdiction.

All decisions of the Contractors Licensing Board shall be in writing and are final.
Section 489.113, Florida Statutes
Chapter 5, Article III, Division 2, Leon County Code of Laws; Ordinance 21-01
An ordinance to amend the Code of Laws to sunset the CLB as of July 1, 2023 is scheduled for Board consideration via the public hearing process on June 14, 2022.
Decision Making Committee
All members shall be voters registered in Leon County.

Membership on the board should include, whenever possible:
  • one engineer
  • one architect 
  • one business person 
  • one general contractor or other contractor (building & residential) who is registered or certified under Section 489.105(3)(a)(b)(c). Florida Statutes 
  • one pool contractor or other contractor (sheet metal, roofing, air conditioning, mechanical, plumbing, excavation or solar) who is registered or certified under Section 489.105(3)(d)(o). Florida Statutes
  • two consumer representatives who may be any resident of Leon County that is not, and has never been, a member or practitioner of a profession regulated by the contractors licensing and examination board or a member of any closely related profession.
All members of the board, except for the consumer representatives, shall be licensed in the state and actively engaged in the profession they represent on the board.
Annual report to the Board of County Commissioners.
7 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners with each Commissioner appointing one member.

Whenever possible the membership of CLB should consist of an architect, an engineer, a business person, a general contractor, a pool contractor and two consumer reps.
3-Year(s) Expiring March 31
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
Members are limited to a three term limit per Policy 03-15. Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Monthly meetings, if needed, held the first Thursday of each month, 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 435 N. Macomb Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301.
Emma Smith, Code Compliance Services Director
435 N. Macomb Street
2nd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-1364

1 Clark, Cheryl 03/27/2018 2 04/01/2021 03/31/2024 3 Year(s) Business Person Bill Proctor - District 1
2 Phillips, HR "Sonny" 03/12/2019 1 04/01/2019 03/31/2022 3 Year(s) Building Contractor Jimbo Jackson - District 2
3 Seitzinger, John Louis 06/14/2022 1 06/14/2022 03/31/2024 Unexpired Term Residential Contractor Rick Minor - District 3
4 Billingsley, James 05/11/2021 1 05/11/2021 03/31/2023 Unexpired Term Consumer Rep Brian Welch - District 4
5 Morgan, Sean 03/10/2020 1 04/01/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) Consumer Rep Kristin Dozier - District 5
6 McManus, Paul Joseph 03/09/2021 1 04/01/2021 03/31/2024 3 Year(s) Residential Contractor Carolyn D. Cummings - At-Large I
7 Fronczak, David 04/14/2020 1 04/14/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) Architect Nick Maddox - At-Large II