To find helpful information on every business, contractor and professional service, search the City's Business Tax & Contractor Information online feature.
If you are looking to hire a building contractor, check to see if a specific contractor has paid his or her annual business tax and if his or her required professional licenses are active. The City of North Port strongly advises against doing business with an unlicensed contractor.
How to use the feature:
Access the Business Tax & Contractor Information webpage. When the page opens, a “Business Name” search box will appear. Type in the business name and click “SEARCH.”
(TIP: If the business name you searched for is not on the list that displays, click on “Business Information” on the left side menu to return to the search page. Then type in only part of the business name.)
When the correct name of the business appears in the Business Search Results, click it. A new page will open with details about the business, including ownership details, address, phone number, license status and its current business tax/registration status with the City. The latest information about the business appears in the top line and prior years’ registration renewals are listed below it in chronological order.
"ACTIVE" status means that a business or contractor has paid its annual fee to the City of North Port.
If your selection is a contractor, you should also check to see if the company's license and insurance are current. This valuable information, in the form of the expiration dates of a contractor's state license and general liability and workman's compensation insurances, is also provided on the Business Search Results page.
Current license information for dentists, doctors, mechanics, child care providers, dance studios, restaurants, accountants, cosmetologists and other service providers also can be found using the Business Tax & Contractor Information search feature.
For more information and assistance, call (941) 429-7044 or (941) 429-7017, or click the "E-mail Us" link on the left side of any Business Tax & Contractor Information web page.