Modeling Agency Regulations

Modeling agencies are required to be licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The license must be displayed at the business location.

Modeling agencies cannot require the following:

  • Payment of a registration fee.
  • Subscription to a photography service.
  • Purchase of audio or videotapes.
  • Tuition for a school or workshop.

Beware of agencies that require a large up-front representation fee.

Be sure to obtain the entire contract in writing.

If you have question about any of the procedures mentioned here, or wish to check the complaint history of a business, contact the Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection at (727) 464-6200.