New Business

Starting a new business is exciting.  Whether you are starting a small home business or expanding into a larger location, the resources in this section will help you through the process.
 
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Start with the Small Business Administration for general guidance on financial, legal, and logistical matters.

For more information on available commercial properties and the Belleview business community, visit the Belleview Economic Development Council 

Before purchasing property or signing a lease contact Belleview Planning and Zoning to confirm zoning and any local regulations that may apply to your business.  To learn more, view our Steps for Opening Your Business.  

City applications and information for opening or moving different types of businesses are provided below. Please contact staff to help you find the appropriate form and discuss the approval process.

Located Inside the City Limits

A new business that moves in to the city must go through the Change of Tenancy permit process. The City Building Official will perform an inspection on the unit to ensure it meets Florida Building Code and is safe for your business. The following steps will help you through the process of opening your business. The fee is based on the type of business and the square footage or seating capacity of the unit.


 


Download the Change of Tenancy Application (PDF).


Mobile Business


New mobile businesses, such as food trucks, mobile detailing, ice cream trucks and other roadside sales are required to obtain a local business tax receipt to operate inside the city limits. Food handling licenses, fictitious name registration, etc., that are required by the state must be submitted with the application. The fee is $47.25.

Download the Business Tax with No Physical Location Application (PDF).

Home Business


Do you work from home? Home businesses must also apply for a local business tax receipt and meet the requirements for a home business. The cost is $50 for the permit and $10.50 for the Home Business Tax Receipt.

Download the Home Business Tax Application (PDF).

Seasonal Business - Tent Sales


Seasonal businesses are tent sales for fireworks and Christmas tree sales. The permit fee is $50 and $47.25 (annually) for the Business Tax Receipt.

Download the Seasonal Sale Business Tax Application (PDF).


Seasonal Sales - Christmas Parade-Special Events


Seasonal Sales are vendors selling food/drinks/toys and other items at events such as the Belleview Christmas Parade. The business tax receipt is $57.75 and is limited to the day of the event. Digital pictures of each employee are required and badges will be assigned for the day of the event.
 
Download the Seasonal Sales/Christmas Parade Business Tax Application (PDF).