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To open a business in a commercial unit inside the city limits you will need to complete the Change of Tenancy permitting process. The application is available on the Business Information page as well as a 'New Business Information' Guide. The City will review your application and both the Building Official and Marion County Fire Prevention will inspect the unit for safety. Once the unit passes both inspections, you will contact the Development Services Department to pay your business tax, and a Local Business Tax Receipt is issued and you may open for business.
Home businesses may be conducted in all residential districts under certain provisions as per City of Belleview Code of Ordinances and Florida Statute. Please refer to our Code of Ordinances for a list of regulations, by clicking here. All home businesses are required to obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt prior to operation. Please contact city staff at 352-245-7021 for additional information.
Copies of the following:1. Fictitious name registration (Via www.sunbiz.org)2. Copy of necessary state or federal licenses (Food service, Motor Vehicle Repair, Cosmetology, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, etc.)3. Tax ID/FEIN# or Social Security Number4. Garbage service verification5. Property owner permission for business to operate in that location (signed lease or other notarized authorization)