Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board

Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board (CLEAB)

The Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board (CLEAB) has the power to license county qualified contractors and specialty contractors; enforce all state and local laws as related to the construction industry; hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official; enforce and interpret the Florida Building Code; hear grievances and complaints; impose disciplinary action upon locally licensed contractors through the powers as set forth by the BCC including, but not limited to, suspension, revocation, fines, and reprimand; hear appeals and enforce the Standard Housing Code; and investigate and forward information to the proper state agencies on suspected violations of F.S. Ch. 489.

Section 12.03.600 of the Highlands County Code of Ordinances.
Ord. No. 03-04-1; Ord. No. 07-08-32, § 2


Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board consists of seven members and two alternates.  The Board shall be comprised as follows:
  • Four contractors, one of whom must be a general contractor
  • Two members at large from the public
  • One member from the building industry
  • The alternates shall be one member from the building industry and one member at large from the public.

Members and their designated alternates shall serve for four-year terms and may be reappointed for subsequent terms.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

AGENDA: Nov. 9, 2021

MINUTES: Sept. 7, 2021

Eric Longshore / Staff Liaison
(863) 402-6643

Thomas James / General Contractor
Term Expires: 03/31/2024

John Palmer / Contractor
Term Expires: 05/05/2023

Scott Webster / Contractor
Term Expires: 03/30/2025

Troy Maloyed / Contractor
Term Expires: 05/05/2022

John Shoop / Public
Term Expires: 05/05/2023

Vacant / Public
Term Expires: 05/05/2022

J. Conley Jahna / Building Industry
Term Expires: 03/31/2024

Mark Wilson (alt) / Building Industry
Term Expires: 05/05/2022

Armando Llado (alt) / Public
Term Expires: 03/30/2025