Business Resource Guides

Many business services are handled by The City of St. Petersburg. The City Resources list below link to information on different city departments, programs, services and other resources for businesses. There are also many Community resources available in the list below that link to various partner organization websites and other area resources helpful for businesses.

Business Tax
Online service to apply or renew a Business Tax Certificate with the City

Doing Business with the City of St Petersburg
Guide to understanding city procurement procedures, business registration

Economic Development
Business incentive programs, business attraction & retention, city statistics, development updates, redevelopment areas, and business climate

Development Review Services
Zoning, parking requirements, signage and land development regulations for businesses opening a physical location

Construction Services & Permitting
Permitting information & resources, building codes, building guides & checklists, impact fees

Engineering and Capital Improvements
Public project status reports, drainage and sidewalks, requests for qualifications

Mayor’s Action Center
Connection to City Hall, information requests, service requests

Water Resources
Conservation tips, water quality reports and other information

Grease Management
Grease traps, grease disposal, and registered hauler services; restaurant requirements

Utility Bill Services
Pay your water utility bill online; payment arrangements, sanitation and other utility information

City Sanitation
Commercial containers, collection services, and commercial accounts

Chemical and Hazardous Waste Collection
How to properly dispose of chemical and hazardous waste products, a Pinellas County service

Recycling Program
Recycling zones, collection schedules and guides

Green Programs
LEED standards, energy conservation, water conservation

St. Petersburg Police Department Business Programs
Active shooter planning and prevention, CPTED crime prevention through environmental design program, commercial security surveys, and other programs

St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue
Specialized services for the business community – plan exams, inspections and top codes violation list

Homeless Service Assistance
Give a Hand Up, not a Hand Out brochure on service providers and where to report a violation

Hurricane Preparation
Business disaster preparedness – critical planning steps for before, during and after a storm

Keep Saint Petersburg Local
Formed in 2012, this independent business alliance has a mission to support locally-owned, independent businesses by providing advocacy and education

Educates shoppers to Buy Local; Organizer of the Cash Mob for retailers and provides support and advocacy to local businesses across the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center
It fosters technology by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace

Small Business Development Center
A free service through the University of South Florida (USF) that offers various resources to small business

Small Business Administration
A guide to managing business from start to finish, including SBA loan and Stimulus Plan programs

Counselors to America’s Small Business funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA)

An economic development organization offering in free training and consulting, grants and access to capital.  Services are especially designed for Hispanic small business owners.

Homeless Leadership Board
Homeless support available through Pinellas County

Business Incentives
Information about tax credit, refund, rebate programs and other incentives that can save businesses money

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Business and visitor information with membership benefits

Visit St. Petersburg/CLW CVB
The CVB is the official tourism marketing and management organization for the St. Petersburg/CLW Area; charged with enhancing the county’s economy by increasing direct visitor expenditures and job development, training and retention in tourism

CareerSource Pinellas
An employee training, support, and recruitment service for business

Pinellas County “Entrepreneurs”
Training and support program for entrepreneurs through Pinellas County

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
An extension of the FHTC (Florida High Tech Corridor), a database of 23 counties’ business support