A Florida subcontractor agreement is a helpful document to set the terms and conditions by which a subcontractor provides work for a contractor on a construction site. It helps prevent disputes and outlines specifics of the job at hand, including payment terms.
“‘Subcontractor’ means a person other than a material man or laborer who enters into a contract with a contractor for the performance of any part of such contractor’s contract, including the removal of solid waste from the real property. The term includes a temporary help firm as defined in s. 443.101.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do subcontractors have to be licensed in Florida?
The Construction Industry Licensing Board in Florida requires the licensing and regulation of contractors pursuant to Chapter 489 of the Florida Statutes.
While “subcontractors” are not defined under the law, the term “specialty contractor” is defined under Florida Statutes § 489.105(3)(q) as being “a contractor whose scope of work and responsibility is limited to a particular phase of construction established in a category adopted by board rule and whose scope is limited to a subset of the activities described in one of the paragraphs of this subsection.” This definition appears to include most construction trades likely to be subcontractors.
What is the difference between a subcontractor and an independent contractor in Florida?
The primary difference lies in the hiring party. If a company hires a worker directly to perform specific services, the worker is an independent contractor. If a contractor hires a worker directly to perform particular tasks, the worker is a subcontractor.