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Starting A Business in North Brevard, Florida

We can not guarantee that this information is complete, but it should give you a good start when you want to set up a new business in North Brevard.

City of Titusville

To operate a business in the City of Titusville, the business owner must obtain an occupational license. An application for the license may be obtained at the License Department, Titusville City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796; or by calling: (321) 383-5792.

These are other phone numbers that can provide helpful information:
Planning & Zoning - 383-5793
Code Enforcement - 383-5783
City Purchasing and Contracting - 383-5776

You may find Helpful:
City of Titusville CODE OF ORDINANCES

Local help can be obtained at:

Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 South Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780; 321/267-3036 [fax: 321/264-0127];

The Space Coast Economic Development Commission can provide a great deal of helpful information. They are located above the Chamber at 2000 S. Washington Street, Titusville, Florida, 32780; (321) 269-3221; [fax: (321) 267-8971]; SCEDC.

And, you will find considerable information on the City of Titusville website:

Brevard County

You must obtain a Brevard County Occupational License. For more information, contact (321) 952-6325.

State of Florida:

An excellent source of information is found on the Florida Department of State WebSite: https://WWW.DOS.STATE.FL.US. There you will find a link to "Starting a Business" which is particularly helpful.

For General Information regarding incorporation and corporate business status call the Florida Department of State: 850-488-9000.

For help completing and filing corporation forms, and inquiring about the status of your filing, call the Division of Corporations at: 850-487-6052.

If you are doing business as a sole proprietorship or partnership, you will probably need to file a "fictitious name" (dba - "doing business as"). For information call: 850-487-6059.

Businesses must collect Florida Sales Tax when selling certain items. You must obtain a Florida Sales and Use Tax Number (DR-1) and report the 6% Florida sales tax (and any local taxes). Contact the Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Office, 2428 Clearlake Road, Building M, Cocoa, FL 32922; 321-504-0950; or call the Florida Department of Revenue at 1-800-352-3671.

If you plan to have one or more employees, you should check to see if you need a state Unemployment Tax Number; contact the Unemployment Tax Office at 690-3293.

If your business has four or more part-time or full-time employees, workers compensation coverage is required. Also, all construction-related businesses should contact the Department Labor and Employment Security, Division of Workmens Compensation to determine specific coverage requirements. For more information, please contact an insurance carrier or the Division at (850) 488-2333.


Most businesses need a Federal Employer Identification Number (Form: SS-4). You will have new Federal Income Tax obligations. Necessary federal forms and small business tax kits are available from local IRS offices or by calling: 800-829-3676. Comprehensive Federal Tax information is available at: 800-829-1040.

Melbourne IRS Office: 1600 Sarno Road, Suite 107, Melbourne 32935.

You can also obtain forms by calling: 770-455-2360 (Atlanta); or request them by fax at: 770-455-2660.

We recommend that you contact an accountant about your new Income Tax obligations.

Helpful Information

To register to do business with state agencies, and find out about available state contracts, contact the Division of Purchases at (850) 488-8440.

To certify a minority businesses as vendors for state agencies, call the Dept of Labor, Minority Business Advocacy and Assistance Office at (850) 487-0915.

For information on business practice or consumer law, or when buying or selling a franchise or business opportunity, contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at: 1-800-435-7352.

The Small Business Administration provides counseling and managerial assistance through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), publishes booklets on starting and operating a business, and provides direct and guaranteed loans to new and existing businesses. For SCORE information call: 321/254-2288.

For training programs and one-on-one counseling on many aspects of business, contact the Small Business Development Center (BCC Melbourne): 321/632-1111 ext 32760. They provide educational resources for small business, such as: loan proposal, marketing, international business, home based business, web commerce, how to use the internet in your small business.

For federal small business tax workshops, speakers, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), call the Department of Internal Revenue, Jacksonville office at: 904/232-2514.

The Florida/NASA Business Incubation Center (BCC - Titusville). Startup technology based businesses receive a wide range of services from low cost office space, secretarial support, conference rooms, and use of office machines. Phone: 383-5200.

Florida Small Business -- The Florida Trend Guide to Starting and Growing a Small Business.

Enterprise Florida - Contacts and information to help your small business grow and prosper.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network - Providing quality business and economic development assistance.

Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations -- Statewide registry and information resource

Women's Business Center at Florida Tech - Mentoring, training, counseling, and technical assistance to businesses just like the SBDC. We are not just for women but for everyone in the community. Contact us at 321 674 7007 or

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