Who regulates businesses in Florida?

In Florida, businesses are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The DBPR is responsible for issuing business licenses and permits, investigating complaints, and taking disciplinary action against businesses that violate state laws or regulations.

The DBPR licenses over 160 professions in Florida, including real estate agents, contractors, cosmetologists, and veterinarians. To learn more about how to start a business in Florida or to check the status of a license or permit, visit the DBPR website.

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Under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), businesses must report ownership info to combat financial crimes or face penalties.

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