Boca Raton

State and Local Licensing

Almost all businesses in Florida require some form of licenses and permits to operate legally.  For some industries, it can be as simple as a Boca Raton Business Tax / Certificate of Use and a Palm Beach County Business Tax License.  For others, it may involve licenses or permits from Palm Beach County, the State of Florida and/or the Federal Government.

We’ve compiled the list below to help you identify the agency that is responsible for licenses or permits for your business.  You can use the links to visit their websites in order to gather more information.

Although we strive to ensure the information below is current, regulations can be subject to change from time to time, so we can’t guarantee its accuracy.  Please be sure to confirm all details with the agencies themselves.

Here is a list of licensing agencies for some of our most typical client industries:

 Attorney / Lawyer Florida Bar
  1. Overall lists
  3. Org chart accessible at
  4. Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco
  5. Board of Architecture & Interior Design
  6. Division of Certified Public Accounting
  7. Florida Board of Professional Engineers
  8. Home Inspectors
  9. Board of Landscape Architecture
  10. Florida Real Estate Commission
  11. Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
  12. Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
  2. all lawyers licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state
  1. Division of Consumer Finance
    • Collection Agencies, Consumer Finance, Mortgage Brokers/Lenders, Loan Originators, Money Service, Retail Installment, Title Loan Companies
  2. Division of Financial Institutions
    • Banks, Credit Unions and Non-Deposit Trust Companies
  3. Division of Securities
    • Dealers (FINRA and Non-FINRA), Investment Advisors, Securities Offerings, Crowdfunding
  1. List at:
  2. Many Agriculture
  3. Others
  4. Motor Vehicle Repair
  5. Moving Companies
  6. Pawnbroking
  7. Sellers of Business Franchises
  8. Sellers of Travel
  9. Telemarketing
  10. Licensing
    • Private Investigation
    • Private Security
  11. Recovery and Repossession