Thinking about starting a business in Jackson County or in any of its cities and need to apply for a license?There are a few things to know and what resources are available.
Determine what type of company you want to form.
Do you want to:
- File a DBA (fictitious name) to create a sole proprietorship or partnership?
- Incorporate as a corporation or LLC (Limited Liability Company)?
Which ever you choose, you should register your company with the state (at www.sunbiz.org) and with the city your business will operate in, and obtain a bank account. You are required to do these steps even if you have an online business or an at home business.
Unincorporated Jackson County
Unincorporated Jackson County does not require a business license; however, they do suggest that you register your business name with www.sunbiz.org.
Alford – 850.579.4684
Bascom – 850.569.2007
Campbellton – 850.263.4535
Cottondale – 850.352.4361
Graceville – 850.263.3250
Grand Ridge – 850.592.4621
Greenwood – 850.594.1216
Jacob City – 850.263.6636
Malone – 850.569.2308
Marianna – 850.482.2786
For information on obtaining a Business License in Marianna visit: https://www.cityofmarianna.com/149/Business-Licenses
Sneads – 850.593.6636
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations has all the information you need regarding business licensing for the state of Florida www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr.
The Small Business Development Center offers free assistance with filing your business license, filling out your business plan and more. Contact them at 850-818-0570 or www.sbdc.uwf.edu