Good Moral Character [Contract] Law & Legal Definition


Good moral character refers to a personal history of honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others and for state and federal law.

An individual applying for registration is ineligible due to failure to satisfy the requirement of good moral character if:

a. there is a substantial connection between the lack of good moral character of the individual and the professional responsibilities of a registered contractor; and

b. the finding by the board of lack of good moral character is supported by clear and convincing evidence.

The following is an example of a state law on good moral character:

When an individual is found to be unqualified because of lack of good moral character, the board must furnish such individual a statement containing the findings of the board, a complete record of evidence upon which the determination was based, and a notice of the rights of the individual to a rehearing and an appeal. [Fla. Stat. § 489.513].