Notice of Declaratory Statement

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Home Inspection Licensing Program has received the petition for declaratory statement from Reliable Reports of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Reliable Reports, Inc. and its Officers, Directors, Agents and Employees.The petition seeks the agency's opinion as to the applicability of Section 468.831(2), F.S. as it applies to the petitioner.
Based on Section 468.83(2), Florida Statutes, which states, in part, the purpose of the home inspection services licensing program is for a recognized need to require the licensing of home inspectors and to ensure that consumers of home inspection services can rely on the competence of home inspectors, as determined by educational and experience requirements and testing. Therefore, the legislature deems it necessary in the interest of the public welfare to regulate home inspectors in this state”; is petitioner excluded from the scope of Chapter 468, Part XV, Florida Statutes, in its entirety, since petitioner’s inspection services are not for consumers? And If otherwise subject to Chapter 468, Part XV, Florida Statutes, is petitioner exempt from being required to obtain a home inspector license under Chapter 468, Part XV, Section 468.831(2), Florida Statutes, since, petitioner is acting within their scope of practice, which does not require licensing under federal, state or local codes or statutes, and they do not hold themselves out for hire to the public as a “certified home inspector,” “registered home inspector”, licensed home inspector, “home inspector,” “professional home inspector,” or any combination thereof stating or implying licensure?
A copy of the Petition for Declaratory Statement may be obtained by contacting: Richard Morrison, Executive Director, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
Please refer all comments to: Richard Morrison, Executive Director, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.