Business In Venice

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Doing Business In Venice

Congratulations on choosing Venice, FL to set up your business. To help you plan and get your business going as quickly as possible, here are some links and resources.

Small Business Administration-U.S. Government

The Small Business Administration has many great resources to help you plan and organize your business. Here is the link to their website:


State of Florida

The State of Florida is your first stop to set up the proper documents you will need. This includes setting up an identification number for the IRS and registering the business with the Florida Department of State. Use this link to start your journey with the State of Florida.

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Sarasota County Business Tax Receipt

Sarasota County requires a nominal expense business tax receipt to operate a business in Sarasota County. Phone number is 941 861 8300. Here is a link to their site:


City of Venice-Useful information

City of Venice Website:

Local business tax receipt – All businesses, including home-based businesses, within the city limits must have a local business tax receipt before opening. All businesses are subject to local zoning approval. It is best to check local zoning laws before entering into any contractual obligations. After filing for a local business tax receipt, business owners will be notified of any inspections needed.

Building Permit Requirement Guidelines:

Planning and Zoning:

The Planning and Zoning Department guides growth and development by initiating current and long-range planning activities. These activities are performed through implementation of the Land Development Code, review and management of new development projects, the coordination and development of sector area plans, and the city’s comprehensive plan. The department presents recommendations ensuring growth and change is consistent with the land development ordinance and the comprehensive plan.

Building and Code Enforcement:

The Building and Code Enforcement Department facilitates and administers code enforcement in relation to violations of the city’s code of ordinances and provides permitting and inspection needs to residents, contractors and developers.

Frequently Asked Questions:



City of Venice

City Hall
401 W. Venice Ave 
Venice, FL 34285

Venice MainStreet

101 W. Venice Ave, Suite 23
Venice, FL 34285

Chamber of Commerce

597 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285


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