Path to Starting a Business in Tamarac
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Path to Starting a Business in Tamarac

PATH TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN TAMARAC  With more than 63,000 residents, a central location in the tri-county area and a renewed focus on economic development, Tamarac is a great place to start a new business.    APPLY FOR A SAFETY PERMIT FROM THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT Completing a safety inspection and obtaining a CO ensures the safety of everyone at your business location. It also ensures that the previous tenant didn’t make changes that violated fire or building codes.    Apply for a Business Tax License from the Community Development Department   PREPARE FOR YOUR SAFETY PERMIT INSPECTION Post the permit in your storefront’s window and have a copy of the approved paperwork available for the safety inspectors.  Ensure someone will be at the business to let the inspectors in.  Have a ladder available that’s tall enough for the inspectors to check the ceiling area and dividing walls above the ceiling. Note: Any holes in the walls above the ceiling must be sealed.  For the final fire safety inspection, you MUST have all equipment and furniture in place.    Request, pay for, and receive a certificate of occupancy (CO) after passing your safety    Provide the Business Revenue division a copy of your CO    CITY OF TAMARAC It may sound like a lot, but with a little planning you can get through the process quickly. We’re more than happy to work together to get your new business up and running as soon as possible – sometimes in as little as 10 days. So please give us a call.    OPEN FOR BUSINESS    M–F: 7:30 AM – 4 PM TEL: (954) 597-3420 WWW.TAMARAC.ORG