Start It! - Opening a Business in Orange City, FL

Orange City is a great place to open a new business. Offering that small town ambiance, there is less noise and traffic, affordable quality housing in family friendly neighborhoods and an abundance of green space. The community parks get residents involved with classes and events for all age groups. Blue Spring State Park in Orange City is a premier outdoor recreation area and the famous Daytona Beach boardwalk is minutes away. The community is also ideally located 30-miles north of Orlando and 25-miles west of Daytona Beach.

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Check out available commercial property ready for your company in Orange City.


How Can The Orange City Alliance Help?

One of the functions of the Orange City Alliance is to help provide information and contacts for businesses that are wanting to call Orange City home. There are several steps that need to be taken at the State, County and City level when opening a business. Please read the appropriate areas below to see what action is needed at each level. If you would like help with this process there are many financial members of the Orange City Alliance that may be able to help you. Please click on the link below for those members:

Orange City Alliance Financial Members

State of Florida - Sunbiz

After you finalize your decision to open a business in Orange City, FL, the first thing you will need to do is form that business's legal entity with the State of Florida. That can be done through the State's Division of Corporations.

Sunbiz - Start a New Business

Orange City Business Tax Application

Once you have established the legal entity for your business, the next step will to file a Business Tax Application with Orange City. All Businesses with Physical Locations, Home-Based Businesses and Independent Contractors have to fill out the Business Tax Application. Home-Based Businesses and Independent Contractors also have to fill out their Home-Based Business Agreement or Independent Contractor Application, respectively, and submit it with the Business Tax Application. All forms are listed below for your convenience:

Click Here to download the Business Tax Application Package (pdf)

Click Here to download the Home-Based Business Agreement (pdf)

Click Here to download the Independent Contractor Application (pdf)

Once the appropriate forms are filled out they can be printed and mailed to 229 E. Graves Ave., Orange City, FL 32763, Attn: City Clerk's Office, emailed to or hand delivered to the City Clerk's Office. For more information about the Business Tax Application process, visit the Orange City Local Business Tax page.

Volusia County Business Tax Application

The final step in establishing your new business in Orange City is to fill out a a new Business Tax Receipt Application with Volusia County. This is a requirement for all businesses that have a physical location in the County. Please click on the link below to start this process:

Volusia County Business Tax Application

Still Need Help?

Congratulations! You have now have all the licensing information needed to start a new business in Orange City, FL. Two more resource you may find helpful when establishing the business plan for your business are the Small Business Development Program and Score.

Small Business Development Program

The mission of the Small Business Development Program is to assist and aid those organization and buinesses in areas of business funding, working capital, educational assistance and business legalization. SBDP Services include, but are not limited to, assistance with Business Proposals, Grant Writing, Business Set-Up and obtaining your EIN Number. For more information call 386-243-9735.


Score is an association of retired executive that volunteer their time to help small businesses become successful. They offer mentoring, as well as seminars on topics like creating a business plan and marketing strategies. For more information call 800-634-0245.

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