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We are thrilled that you have decided to establish or expand your business in the City of Zephyrhills! The City of Zephyrhills is committed to taking an active role in supporting and growing our business and development community. We believe that it is necessary to foster and facilitate the creation of a self-sustaining local environment to grow, attract and retain a creative, talented and educated workforce. We aim to balance private sector needs with neighborhood and quality of life issues to encourage economic opportunities for all Zephyrhills resident.
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Licenses & Permits
The Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established to revitalize and restore Zephyrhills as a vibrant place to live and work. Its mission is to eliminate blight and promote the redevelopment of the property within the CRA district. Through public-private partnerships, improving public infrastructure, and offering various business and residential grants, the CRA achieves these objectives.
Gail Hamilton - Community Redevelopment Agency Director
The Planning Department advises the City Manager, City Council, the business community and the general public on general planning and regulatory development issues. The Planning Department is committed to providing the community with high quality, proactive services and programs to enhance the quality of life of the City's residents, businesses and visitors, and to promote a well-designed, sustainable, physically integrated, livable and economically diverse and prosperous community.
Rodney Corriveau - Assistant Planner
5335 8th Street Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: 813-780-0000, ext. 3544
Todd Vande Berg - Planning Director
5335 8th Street Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Historic Preservation Officer; Grant Support Specialist
5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: (813) 780-0002
Fax: (813) 780-0005
The Building/Code Enforcement Department issues residential and commercial permits to the property owners and business owners of the City of Zephyrhills. It also advises applicants about the permitting process, and provides information for all types of customer questions and requests. It reviews building plans to ensure compliance with the Florida Building Code. The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits, coordination of inspections, including site inspections for commercial businesses for the safety and welfare of the community.
The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits, coordination of inspections, including site inspections for commercial businesses for the safety and welfare of the community.
Functions : Maintain data for contractors licensing. Issuance of Business Tax Receipts and Contractors Licenses. Enforcement of non-criminal city codes in regards to Residential and Commercial properties.
5335 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
To start a business in Florida you need to:
Register your business with the Department of Revenue.
Contact by Mail:
Florida Department of Revenue
Mail Stop 3-2000
5050 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112
Corporate entities or fictitious name registrants should register with the Department of State.
Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as Occupational Licenses) are required for most businesses operating in Pasco County and they are created and maintained through our Pasco County Tax Collector offices.
The following information is typically required to complete the Business Tax Receipt application:
Type of business, business name, physical location of the business, mailing address, telephone number, owner / manager name and telephone number
Fictitious name registration or statement of exemption
Federal Employer ID Number or Social Security Number
Copy of state, county, or other regulatory license (if applicable)
Date business opened in Pasco County
Here are links to create, renew or make changes to your Business Tax Receipt (BTR):
Apply for a new BTR Online: Business Tax Receipt Application Opens a New Window.
Edit an existing BTR Online: BTExpress Tax System (for an update to the mailing address only, see below)
Locations to acquire a BTR Form: Tax Collector Locations
Local Small Business Loan Institutions
The Water Division is responsible for the City's water supply and treatment operations and water and reclaimed water distribution systems which includes 9 water (wells) treatment plants, elevated storage tank and pumping station, more than 12,000 water meters, more than 680 fire hydrants, 300 miles of water distribution pipes and the reclaimed water distribution system.
Meter turn-ons / turn-offs/ lock off
Water main breaks
New water services
Fire hydrant operation and maintenance
Meter box repairs and installation
Utility Billing Questions Phone: 813-780-0015
John Bostic - Utilities Director
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corporate Office, Dade City:
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
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Located in the beautiful downtown historic district of Zephyrhills the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Business and Visitors Center serves as your local concierge. We receive over 12,000 inquiries every year and welcome every opportunity to connect you with the services and information for which you are looking. Delivering quality programs and services to local businesses, residents, visitors and the community - that is our promise. It is also why the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce remains your trusted and reliable source.