Business/Contractor Registration

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Any person doing business in the City of North Port must obtain a Business Tax Receipt.

All applications should be printed and brought to the Building Division located at 

North Port City Hall

4970 City Hall Blvd

North Port, Florida 34286


The annual fee is determined by the type of business.

Business Tax Receipt Packet

Business Tax Exemption Affidavit

Business Tax Fees

ULDC - Home occupations

Cottage Food Ordinance


If you are opening an Assisted Living Facility, Daycare, Foster Care, Group Home, Adult Care, Intermediate Care you need to follow the checklist for residential and non-residential Home Care Facilities. Please complete the checklist and check the appropriate type of home care business you are starting. This will help us determine which requirements are needed in order to start.

Home Care Business Checklist


If you are moving your business into a commercial space in North Port, you will be asked to fill out a Change of Occupancy Permit Application. This will allow our inspectors to check fire, electric, and zoning issues at that location. You will need to hand deliver this application to the Building Division on the 1st floor, room 129.

Change of Occupancy Permit Application


Only after the inspections are complete and approved are you then allowed to open your business and use your business tax receipt.


If you are running a business that requires fertilizer application please check out the Fertilizer Fact Sheet. All commercial and institutional applicators of fertilizer (except homeowners applying fertilizer on their own property) must receive training and certification in a City approved training program that is provided by the Sarasota County Extension services (941)-232-6882. 

Fertilizer Fact Sheet



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