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STARTING A BUSINESS THE FLAGLER COUNTY JOB FAIR IS HELD EVERY FEBRUARY FINDING EMPLOYMENT your LBTR. You can obtain both of these documents, as well as a complete list of requirements from the city government office where your business is located. City of Bunnell, www. bunnellcity.us, 386-437-7516 City of Flagler Beach, www. cityofflaglerbeach.com 386-517-2000 City of Palm Coast, www. palmcoastgov.com 386-986-3766 Flagler County, www. flaglercounty.org, 386-313-4000 After you receive your city business license, you will need to apply for a County Local Business Tax Receipt with the Flagler County Tax Collector. For more information, call 386-313-4160 or visit www. flaglertax.com. ZONING PERMITS A zoning permit allows certain types of businesses to operate in certain locations. Zoning approval is usually necessary before you receive an LBTR. If you plan to work from your home, a special permit or a zoning exception or variance is typically needed. Zoning certification is usually processed at no charge. Building permit fees are based on estimated cost and size of construction. For more information, call 386-313-4090 or visit www.flaglercounty.org. STATE PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS LICENSES AND HEALTH PERMITS Some 198-license categories require state licensing before an LBTR will be issued. Examples include accountants, architects, contractors/ carpenters, cosmetologists, electricians, interior design, plumbing, real estate agents, restaurants and veterinarians. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395 or visit www.myflorida.com/dbpr. More than 100 types of businesses require a license, permit or registration from the Florida Division of Consumer Services (FDCS). These include travel agents, health studios, telemarketing, dance studios, pawnshops, motor vehicle repair shops and intrastate moving companies. For more information, contact the FDCS at 800-435-7452 or visit www. freshfromflorida.com/ Divisions-Offices/Consumer- Services/Business-Services/ Online-Registration. Hotels, restaurants and other eating establishments are regulated by the Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants (FDHR) and require health permits. For more information, contact the FDHR at 850-487-1395 or visit www.state.fl.us/dbpr/hr. Businesses planning to sell alcoholic beverages must apply for a state license. For more information, call 850- 487-1395 or visit www. myfloridalicense.com. Retail food stores, food processing plants, and food storage and distribution businesses are licensed through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. For more information, visit www.doacs. state.fl.us/onestop. To find out whether and how your business is regulated by the State of Florida, please visit www.stateofflorida.com. As a new resident, you may want to learn about employment opportunities in Flagler. Located in the same building as the Flagler County Chamber, CareerSource Flagler Volusia can provide you with assistance finding employment towards a solid career path (CareerSource Flagler Volusia facilitates the labor exchange between job seekers and businesses seeking talent). Services include a variety of job search workshops, training opportunities, tuition assistance, an online database with available job openings and a computer lab to assist your search or update your computer skills. Learn more by visiting www.CareerSourceFV. com or calling 386-586-5169. ANNUAL FLAGLER COUNTY JOB FAIR Each year, the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity (FCDEO), CareerSource Flagler Volusia, Daytona State College and the Flagler County Chamber hold the Flagler County Job Fair. The most recent event, held in February 2018 attracted 53 local businesses and more than 400 job seekers to the Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College. Major employers including Charter Communications, Palm Coast Data, Beutlich Pharmaceuticals, Advent Health and Flagler County Schools participated in the job fair. ? According to Helga van Eckert, executive director of FCDEO, “the job fair connects Flagler County’s talented workers with local employers to help build a stronger and more diversified economy.” The job fair offers job seekers a robust website with individual employer webpages providing a list of open position descriptions and salary ranges. Job seekers continued access to available employment through www. YOUCANINFLAGLERCOUNTY. com/flagler-jobs. FL AGL ER COUNT Y ’S K E Y EM P LOYE R S Advent Health Palm Coast Palm Coast Data  American Radionic Engineering Coastal Cloud Flagler School District TOP GROWING INDUSTRY Hotels and lodging TOP GROWING OCCUPATIONS Hospitality Industry Source: http://jaxusa.org/ the-region/flagler-county DID YOU K NOW? Forbes cited Palm Coast as one of the top ten best places to hire. Source: www.forbes.com/places/fl/ palm-coast Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide     85