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    Our Mission: The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is the champion for a successful business climate and a catalyst for a robust economy in our region.

  • 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:

    1. File a DBA (fictitious name) to create a sole proprietorship or partnership?
    2. 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

    Not sure if a business is licensed?

    Before you do business with an unfamiliar organization, be sure to ask to see his or her state-issued license, and verify the license number with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This information is available online at myfloridalicesnse.com or by calling (850) 487-1395. While at the DPBR website, you may also check for any complaints filed against a particular business, how long he or she has held a license and how long it will be valid.

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