The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) is responsible for regulating various businesses and professional occupations in the state of Florida. Its primary role is to ensure the protection of the public through the fair, efficient, and consistent enforcement of applicable laws and regulations. The DBPR oversees a wide range of industries including real estate, construction, cosmetology, food and lodging establishments, and many others. It licenses and regulates individuals and businesses to ensure they meet the required standards and comply with state regulations. Additionally, the DBPR handles consumer complaints and provides information and resources for both businesses and consumers in Florida.