Some occupations require confirmation of state licensing prior to issuance of the Local Business Tax Receipt. Questions regarding state licensing requirements for occupations such as contractors, electricians, plumbers, roofers, realtors, and cosmetologists should be directed to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 or visit their website at www.myflorida.com/dbpr
Businesses such as sellers of travel, health studios, telemarketing, dance studios, pawn shops, motor vehicle repair shops and intrastate moving companies are regulated by the Florida Division of Consumer Services. For questions regarding licensing requirements, contact the Florida Division of Consumer Services at (800) 435-7452 or visit their website at www.800helpfla.com.
Businesses such as hotels, restaurants and other eating establishments are regulated by the Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants. For information regarding these licenses, contact the Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants at (850) 487-1395 or visit their website at www.state.fl.us/dbpr/hr.
You can determine whether your business is regulated by the state of Florida by visiting the State of Florida website at www.stateofflorida.com.