Expedited Permitting

The city's Development Services staff often receive high marks for working with developers and contractors to conduct reviews and issue permits in short order. We understand one of the most helpful incentives we can provide are short permiting turnaround times to get your business up and running ASAP.

NSB Ready Services

Our Planning Department, Building Department, Economic Development Department, Fire Department, and Utilities Commission staff are available to walk you through how commercial property owners or buyers can maximize their investment and avoid costly mistakes.

Annexation Fees Waived

The City Commission recently approved waiving annexation fees, zoning fees, land use fees, and advertising fees related to annexing commercial and residential properties into city limits.

Property Tax Exemption

The city has adopted a property tax exemption program provided in Florida Statute 196.1995 for job-creating businesses, approved locally by the City Commission on a case-by-case basis. The tax exemption is available for "up to 100% of the assessed value of improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and all tangible personal property of such new business, or up to 100% of the assessed value of all added improvement to real property made to facilitate the expansion of an existing business and of the new increase in all tangible personal property acquired to facilitate such expansion of an existing business." Our staff can help eligible businesses apply for the exemption, but the exemption does not apply to land or existing buildings.

County & State Programs

We can coordinate applications for economic development incentives through Volusia Coutny and Enterprise Florida, including teh Qualified Industry Tax Refund and training grants.

Referrals to Business Resource Agencies

We partner with a number of agencies offering a variety of services free of charge, including employee recruitment and screening, business planning, determining best available financing options, and accessing grant funds. These agencies include Team Volusia, the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College, SCORE, Career Source, the Volusia County Department of Economic Develoopment, the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Florida Virtual Entreprenuer Center, and the CEO Business Alliance.

Business Planning Information

We provide business planning information including the latest traffic counts for arterial roads within city limits and "ring data" -- demographic data for households within 1-3-5 mile rings from certain commercial addresses.