Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

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After years of debate, the legislature is on the brink of deregulating a slate of professions. Cosmetologists to geologists to boxing announcers could have a better shot at starting a business. But some of those same workers have doubts about the reforms.

Owners of the Northwood Center are suing the state of Florida over broken leases. Four state agencies currently rent space in the building but the Florida legislature de-funded those leases in the budget that begins this June.


Tallahassee’s Northwood Centre is facing a lawsuit over health hazards. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation reported ten pounds of bat guano in its office ceiling earlier this month.

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With different areas of the state experiencing widespread flooding, state and local officials are warning residents to be careful of scams and ensuring they get proper relief.


With Hurricane season underway, Florida officials are warning residents about scams that tend to blow through the state along with the storms.

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A Florida law that went into effect today bases the frequency of restaurant inspections on how much of a risk each establishment poses. The new system replaces the previous schedule of two unannounced yearly inspections for all food-service providers.

Your favorite lunch spot now has a food safety risk grade. Division of Business and Professional Regulation spokeswoman Beth Frady says the number—from one to four—determines how many times inspectors will drop by unannounced over the next year.

Student PSA Videos Warn Floridians About Unlicensed CPA's

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The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants presented prizes on Tuesday to the winners of a public service video contest.