Doing Business in Pasco County

Businesses Operating in Pasco County

Most businesses operating in Pasco County are required to file for a Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as Occupational Licenses). You may complete an application at any of the Pasco County Tax Collector offices; request that an application be mailed to you; or download an application from this site. If you are a contractor, you must also register with Contractor Licensing prior to performing any construction work. The Contractor Licensing Section stores and processes information related to contractor licensing such as changes of address, Workers' Compensation, bonds and insurance. It is the contractor's responsibility to ensure that all licensing information on file with Pasco County is current.

A Business Operating within City & Township Limits

Much of Pasco County is unincorporated, though five cities and one town are located in the county.   All cities within Pasco County require that a City Business Tax Receipt be purchased for businesses operating within their boundaries, and some cities require a county Business Tax Receipt be purchased before a City Business Tax Receipt will be issued.  Most businesses are required to obtain a Pasco County Business Tax Receipt; however, some businesses regulated by the state are exempt.   For information relating to businesses operating within city and township limits, please visit the link to the city or town where your business will operate:

  • City of Dade City
  • City of New Port Richey
  • City of Port Richey
  • City of San Antonio
  • City of Zephyrhills
  • Town of St. Leo

Doing Business with Local Government

Local governmental agencies procure services and products using a bidding system. Follow the links below to learn the process for each municipality or government entity.

  • Pasco County Purchasing
  • Pasco District Schools Purchasing
  • City of Dade City
  • City of New Port Richey
  • City of Port Richey
  • City of San Antonio
  • City of Zephyrhills
  • Town of St. Leo

The Pasco Enterprise Network is a collaborative effort of organizations in Pasco County to help make it as easy as possible to do business here. Connect with our Pasco Enterprise Network partners:

Pasco Economic Development CouncilCareerSource Pasco HernandoCentral Pasco Chamber of CommerceCity of New Port RicheyGreater Dade City Chamber of CommerceGreater Wesley Chapel Chamber of CommerceGreater Zephyrhills Chamber of CommerceNew Port Richey LibraryPasco County LibrariesPasco Hernando State CollegeProsperaSaint Leo UniversitySmall Business Development Center at USFPasco-Hernando SCOREWest Pasco Chamber of CommerceZephyrhills Public Library

Upcoming Events...

October 17, 2018
SCORE - Using the Internet in Your Business
Date & Time:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)Location: Hudson Library Registration: FREESo, everyone else has a website, why…
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October 17, 2018
Entrepreneur Education Series - Bank on Your Success
Date & Time:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREERSVP to Attend This…
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October 23, 2018
SCORE - Tax Implications for Small Business
Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)Location: New Port Richey Library Registration: FREEThe seminar discusses Federal and…
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