Requirements are mandated by Niceville City Ordinance Number 228.
Prior to purchasing a Business Tax Receipt, please contact the Niceville Fire Inspector at 850-279-6436, ext. 1302 for a fire inspection at the building you intend to do business out of.
For businesses that do not require a physical location (landscapers, painters, sprinkler system installers, etc.), a Post Office box is required to use as your business address. The City of Niceville does not allow home based businesses without a special exception to the Land Development Code, Section 7.14.
All contractors, not regulated by the state, i.e., landscapers, painters, handymen, fence installers, tile setters, etc., who operate their businesses from an address outside of the city limits are required to purchase a City Registration Certificate for $40.
Requirements for purchasing this license are: Okaloosa County Business Tax Receipt, Certificate of Insurance for 100,000 general liability and worker's comp.
Florida Certified Contractors
Florida Certified Contractors are not required to purchase a license with the City of Niceville, but must show proof of state license when purchasing a permit.
Florida Registered Contractors
Florida Registered Contractors (through Okaloosa County) are not required to purchase a license with the City of Niceville, but must show proof of state license and an Okaloosa County Competency Card.