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

You may obtain an application by coming to the Building Division which is located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard on the 1st floor, or you may print off the form at Business Tax Receipt Packet. The annual fee is determined by the type of business. 

Contractors must obtain a business tax receipt in the City of North Port, if the business is located within the city limits. Contractors must register their state and/or county contractor licenses with the City of North Port Building Division. A contractor who runs a business from their home or has a store-front in North Port must obtain a local business tax receipt. 

Sec. 53-239, Home Occupations, Unified Land Development Code, and Definitions

If you are running a business that requires fertilizer application please check out our Fertilizer Fact SheetAll 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. 

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

Change of Occupancy Permit Phone Number: 941-429-7044 Option 2  
Licensing Phone Number: 941-429-7044 Option 2 
Licensing Fax Number: 941-429-7180

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