Class Code 5509

Street or Road Maintenance: County or State Department

Class code 5509 is used for employees that perform road or street maintenance work that is considered beautification in nature, including drivers. Work duties will vary, but may include things such as leveling and grading grounds and planting beds, planting flowers, shrubs, and grass on right-of-way areas, weed and brush removal, grass cutting, repair and maintenance of culverts, the erection or removing of signs, fencing, guardrails, or road markers, and dust laying operations. Additionally, this class code is used for contractors who operate truck-mounted hydromulchers that chop hay and straw, mix it with grass, seed, and water, and deposit it along embankments, streets, and roadways. Those workers who are responsible for installation of handrails (on pedestrian bridges), metal light poles, and attenuators, as well as those employees that reseal pavement joints are also included within the scope of class code 5509.

Exclusions to this class code would be any worker that performs construction related work to roadways, such as filling or grading for a roadbed, constructing the road foundation, widening or relocating a roadway, or paving and surfacing functions.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5509

2020 Rate: $10.17

2019 Rate: $9.85

Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance are adjusted annually by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

The 2020 rate for class code 5509 is 10.17 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.

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*This description of class code 5509 is a summary of the official description from NCCI that should be used for determining the correct application of a classification code for a Florida business and the groups of employees in that business. This short summary is provided as a courtesy for assisting FloridaWC's clients and potential clients in educating them about the most commonly used class codes in Florida that could be applied to their business operations. For more information about a class code, please use the contact form links below to request the official class codes descriptions from one of our insurance agents.