Construction Industry Licensing Board

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The Construction Industry Licensing Board is responsible for reviewing applications for sponsorship for various trade exams, reviewing complaints against contractors, imposing fines where appropriate, conducting hearings for contractors appealing citations received for violation of licensing and building code regulations, and recommending additional Specialty Contractor classifications including the applicable scope of work and the amount of experience required.  Board Members also serve as the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, which makes decisions on requests for variances to the Building Codes and hears appeals on decisions made by the Building Official. 

Created By

The Construction Industry Licensing Board is enabled by the Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County Florida, Chapter 22, Article II, and is considered to be an "A" Board.

Membership Details/Requirements

  • All members of the Construction Industry Licensing Board shall be residents of Okeechobee County.
  • The Construction Industry Licensing Board consists of seven (7) board members; and one (1) alternate member.
  • All eight (8) members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners at a regular scheduled meeting.
  • When possible, the Board should include five active certified or registered contractors, one active specialty contractor and one lay person.  

Appointment Terms

  • The appointed seven (7) members and one (1) alternate are appointed to serve staggered three (3) year terms. 

Meetings Held

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM
  • Location: Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida

Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?


Board Coordinator

William D. Royce, Okeechobee County Community Development Director
1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Ph: 863-763-5548

Download  Application at: Citizen Application for Board Appointment - Revised March 2021 ADA 


Board Member                                      Description                                 Term Ending
Steve Schoonmaker                             Electrical Contractor                  03/01/2025
Tony Stark                                             Specialty Contractor                   03/01/2025
Joe Papasso                                         Building Contractor                    03/01/2025
Mary DiGirolamo                                  Home Inspector                          03/01/2026
William Ward                                         Electrical Inspector                    03/01/2026
Osiel Luviano                                        Roofing Contractor                     03/01/2027
Leroy Wise                                             Plumbing Contractor                 03/01/2027
Alternate (vacant)                                Contractor or lay person           03/01/2027