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Everything a successful business could need is right here. Seminole County has prepared for growth with everything from a new expressway to pre-approved development sites, specialized job training, and infrastructure incentives. This is a community well prepared to do business with business.
Every business in Seminole County is required to maintain a current business tax receipt. There are seven municipalities within Seminole County. If a business is located within a city limit, two Business Tax Receipts will be required ~ one from the city and one from the county. The Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as occupational license) is issued by the Seminole County Tax Collector's Office.
Florida has no state income tax or inheritance tax. Sales tax is 7% in Seminole County.
Seminole County schools are renowned for excellence. Consistently rated as an "A" school district, tor the past 22 years, SAT scores in Seminole have exceeded state and national averages. The Seminole County School Board oversees the public education system. There are also several colleges and universities available in the area.
A five person committee called the Board of County Commissioners is elected by the voters of Seminole County to act as the legislative branch of county government with each representing their district.
Constitutional Officers are also elected officials and they have their own set of responsibilities to the citizens. They decide for themselves how to perform their duties and answer only to the voters.
|Officer||Some of their duties|
|Clerk of the Court||Official records, public records, traffic fines, jury duty, law library, marriage license, passports|
|Property Appraiser||Property valuation, ownership changes, parcel boundaries, tax exemptions|
|Sheriff's Office||Criminal alerts, advisories, program information, county jail, law enforcement,|
|Supervisor of Elections||Voter registration, polling locations, election results, elected official precincts|
|Tax Collector||Property taxes, hunting and fishing licenses, vehicle tags and titles, business tax receipts|
There are also other important county agencies that maintain the quality of life in Seminole County.
|Agency||Some of their services|
|Health Department||Birth and death certificates, health services, news, education|
|School Board||School system, kindergarten to grade 12, lunch menus, bus schedules|
Seminole County includes seven unique municipalities and boasts one of the region's highest standards of living. Take a moment get to know our cities and see what makes us Florida's Natural Choice.
There are several high quality hospitals and clinics within Seminole County. The Health Department and Seminole County Public Safety both provide important health alerts and services. Both the city and county fire and law enforcement agencies work together to ensure the safety of its residents.
Seminole County has a high concentration of technology based jobs and several large, well-known employers such as Sprint, Bank One, AT&T, Fiserv, AAA, and Veritas.
A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available including parks, trails, wilderness areas, libraries, museum, and local attractions. Seminole County is halfway between the major Central Florida theme parks and the coastal beaches.
Here is a friendly reminder of things you might need to do if you are moving to the area.
Making your way around Seminole County is easy. With I-4 and State Road 417, you can be anywhere you want to go in no time. The County also has an international airport, train station, and a bus system.
It is illegal to drive with an open alcoholic beverage in any vehicle. Seat belts are required to be worn. All children six years old and less must ride in a child restraint car seat. Florida mandates no-fault insurance for all drivers. Personal injury protection and property damage coverage is required.
The County provides water, sewer, and garbage collection service to unincorporated areas. Cities provide their own services. The watering restrictions apply to everyone regardless of your provider.
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