Chapter 489.103(7), Florida Statues: Owners of property must supervise the work being performed. Any person working on your building who is not licensed, must be employed by you, which means that you must deduct F.I.C.A and with holding tax and provide worker’s compensation for that employee.
Not only is it dangerous, but it’s also a crime.
Chapter 455.227, Florida Statues: Any person who knowingly aides, assists, procures, employs or advises an unlicensed individual can be charged with a first degree misdemeandor and may face fines of up to $5,000 for each offense.
For more information, speak with your local building department before you apply for a permit or contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850.487.1395 or online at www.MyFlorida.com/dbpr