After you form your Florida LLC, you need to comply with city and county license and permit requirements.
Your requirements are determined by the industry you are in and where your business is located.
Not complying with license and permit requirements is risky and can result in penalties and fines, or worse, not being able to conduct business in Florida.
Types of licenses & permits you may need in Florida
Below are some license and permit examples:
- City business licenses/tax permits
- Building permit
- Health permit
- Occupational permit
- Signage permit
- Alarm permit
- Zoning permit
- Alcohol & tobacco permit
- Liquor license
- Sales and use tax permit
- Seller/reseller permit
Do it yourself in Florida
State Business License
The State of Florida does not have a general business license.
Contact your County
Florida Department of State: County Governments
Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
The DBPR is the agency in charge of regulating the licenses and permits of businesses and professionals. You can access their site for information on business permits and licenses your LLC might need: Florida DBPR.
There are nearly 20,000 licensing and permit jurisdictions in the United States and each has its own rules and regulations.
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