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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

City of Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency

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

Phone: 813-780-0000, ext. 3506 Fax: 813-780-0005 Email: Website


City of Zephyrhills Planning Department

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

Fax: 813-780-0005


 Todd Vande Berg - Planning Director

5335 8th Street Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Phone: 813-780-0006

Fax: 813-780-0005


Audrey McGuire

Historic Preservation Officer; Grant Support Specialist

5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Phone: (813) 780-0002

Fax: (813) 780-0005



City of Zephyrhills Building Department

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.

Bill Burgess

Building Official

Contact Us

Building Department

Physical Address 
5335 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: 813-780-0020

Fax: 813-780-0021


Florida Department of State

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Pasco County Tax Collector - Business Tax Receipt (Occupational License)

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

Skip Skairus

Office - 813-715-4883


John Evenhouse

Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer



Dawn Newsome, Vice President

NMLS #416268

Office 352.588.2732 ext. 1234



City of Zephyrhills Utilities

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

  • Utilities locates

  • New water services

  • Fire hydrant operation and maintenance

  • Meter reading

  • Meter box repairs and installation

  • Meter change-outs

  • Meter leaks

City of Zephyrhills Fathom Program


Phone: 844-739-4959

Utility Billing Questions Phone: 813-780-0015

John Bostic - Utilities Director

Contact Us
Phone: 813-780-0029 Fax: 813-780-0613

Duke Energy – Business Customers


Phone: 800-700-8744

Business: 877.372.8477

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Service Area Map

Corporate Office, Dade City:
(352) 567-5133

Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Additional Resources

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Daniel Mitchell

SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager


Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)

Telephone: (352) 437-4861

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.