New Business

Opening a business in South Daytona?

There are three types of business licenses issued in South Daytona:

  • Commercial - These are business located on commercial property within our city.
  • Home - These businesses are located at a residence and are restricted to "Office Only" (mail/email telephone only). - No customers or workers are allowed to meet at the residence. Click here for a complete list of restrictions.
  • Rental - These licenses are required to rent a property, such as a single family, condo, town-home, mobile-home etc.

All businesses within The City of South Daytona are required to have a current Business Tax Receipt (Business License). The tax year is from October 1 to September 30 of the following year.




CommercialPrior to starting paper work, if unsure, it is advised you contact the Community Development Dept. at 386-322-3020 to verify your business is a permissible use at your proposed location.

All commercial business are required to submit the following to the Community Development Department:
              1. Completed South Daytona Business Tax Receipt Application.
              2. Sketch/concept plan of business layout floor plan.
              3. Copy of Driver's License or other photo ID.
              4. If a State License Contractor - submit copy of state certification or registration and certificate of liability insurance and worker's compensation coverage or exemption.
              5. Copy of any certificates or special licenses required for your type of business.
              6. All businesses must show proof of filing for fictitious name or provide copy of Articles of Incorporation prior to release of licensing.
              7. Other regulations may apply please click here for more information.
Once you receive your Business Tax Receipt (formerly occupational license) from The City of South Daytona, you are required to acquire a Business Tax Receipt from Volusia County.

City Business Tax Receipts Codes and Fees
Fire Inspection Checklist for New Businesses




 

Home BusinessPrior to starting paper work, if unsure, it is advised you contact the Community Development Dept. at 386-322-3020 to verify your business is a permissible use at your proposed location.

All home business applicants are required to submit the following to the Community Development Department:

    1. Completed South Daytona Home Business Tax Receipt Application
    2. If you rent or lease, you must provide a signed letter from the building owner or property manager - giving you permission to operate a business office from the residence.
    3. Copy of Driver's License or other photo ID.
    4. Copy of any certificates or special licenses required for your type of business.
    5. If Applicable, a copy of the fictitious name or provide copy of Articles of Incorporation prior to release of licensing.
    6. Click here for a complete list of regulations governing home-based businesses.
Note: A fictitious name is required when you are not incorporating your full name as part of the business name (Joe's Lawn Service) Not Required as (Joe Smith's Lawn Service)
Fictitious name registration packets are available in our office, by calling The State of Florida at (850) 476-6058. or at link listed below.
Once you receive your Business Tax Receipt (formerly occupational license) from The City of South Daytona, you may need a Volusia County Business Tax Receipt, Please contact the County at 250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach, FL, call (386) 254-4635 or visit their website Volusia County.

 


Rental LicenseOwners of rental homes, including single-family, duplex, triplex, town-home, condominium, or mobile homes are required to submit the following to the Community Development Department:
  1. Completed South Daytona Rental Housing Tax Receipt Application.
  2. Annual License fee of $52.50.
  3. Contact the rental housing inspector, John Malin to schedule an inspection - 386-322-3025 or email jmalin@southdaytona.org.
Rental Housing Inspection Checklist

Mail application and fee to:

City of South Daytona
Community Development Department
P.O. Box 214960
South Daytona FL 32121

 

 

 
 
 

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John Dillard,
Community Development Director, City Engineer

City Hall
1672 S Ridgewood Ave
South Daytona, FL 32119
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  • Phone: 
    (386) 322-3020
  • Fax: 
    (386) 322-3029
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  • Department Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm