Business Toolkit

Business Toolkit

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 residents.

Licenses & Permits

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
Phone: 813-780-0000, ext. 3506
Email: ghamilton@ci.zephyrhills.fl.us
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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.

Tod Vandeberg
Phone: 813-780-0006
Email: tvandeberg@ci.zephyrhills.fl.us
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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
Phone: 813-780-0020
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Florida Department of State

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.

Phone: 850-488-6800
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Pasco County Tax Collector- Business Tax Receipt

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

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Local Small Business Loan Institutions

CenterState Bank

Skip Skairus

Phone: 813-715-4883

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First National Bank

John Evenhouse

Phone: 352-521-7264

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First National Bank

Dawn Newsome

Phone: 352.588.2732 ext. 1234

Email: dnewsome@sacfcu.org

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Utilities

Zephyrhills Utilities Department

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.

John Bostic
Phone: 813-780-0029
Email: ghamilton@ci.zephyrhills.fl.us
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Duke Energy- Business Customers

Phone: 877-372-8477

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Withlacoochee Electric

Phone: 352-567-5133

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Additional Resources

Broadband Search

Broadband Search – Providing comprehensive research & rankings for top internet providers in Zephyrhills, Florida

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SMARTstart CO.STARTERS

Become one of the thousands of CO.STARTERS graduates nationwide who have launched or grown their businesses using this program—now available in the Tampa Bay region.  Collaborate with others who share the entrepreneurial spirit as you work through your business model and discover repeatable steps you can use throughout the life of your company.

Daniel Mitchell
Phone: 352-437-4861
Email: dmitchell@pascoedc.com
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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce

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.

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