Complaints are filed with the Board from many sources and any member of the public may file a complaint. The majority of written complaints received by FBPE are from consumers of engineering services and building department officials. Professional Engineers and professionals from related fields, such as contractors, surveyors, and architects, also file many of the complaints that form the basis for investigations. You may file a complaint if you feel that a licensee, firm or individual have violated the provision of law outlined in Chapter 455, F.S., Chapter 471, F.S., and Chapter 61G-15, Florida Administrative Code.
If you wish, complaints can be filed anonymously, however the Board encourages the complainant to include his or her name and phone number in case additional information is required. Without a contact person to explain the details of the complaint or provide information or names of other witnesses, it can be difficult to obtain the necessary information needed to thoroughly investigate the allegation of wrongdoing. It is important that when submitting a complaint, that as much factual evidence as possible be provided, such as: copies of plans, pictures, maps, documents, contracts and the names, addresses and phone numbers of potential witnesses. It is important to remember that complainants and witnesses are granted a privilege against civil liability with regard to information furnished in an investigation or proceeding when the complainant or witness acted in good faith or without malice in providing the information. (See Section 455.225(11), Florida Statutes).
If you have a complaint against a licensed engineer or engineering firm, or an unlicensed person or business, please download the form below, fill it out, and send it to the Board office. You will then be contacted by the Board's investigator.
ATTN: Legal Department
Florida Board of Professional Engineers
2639 North Monroe Street, Suite B-112
Tallahassee, Fl 32303-5268
|Complaint Process Article January 2013 FES Journal|
|Complaint Form Printable|
|Complaint Form Interactive|