Permits and Licensing

Bartow Business Operating Permit
The City of Bartow requires that every business within the city limits of Bartow hold a valid city permit to operate a business. In addition, the county local business tax ordinance requires all individuals or organizations doing business, and which are located and/or operating in Polk County, to obtain an annual county local business tax receipt from the Polk County Tax Collector.

County Business Operating Permit

The county local business tax ordinance requires all individuals or organizations doing business, and which are located and/or operating in Polk County, to obtain an annual county local business tax receipt from the Polk County Tax Collector.
Click here for all county permits and licensing incuding fictitious names and business licenses.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS


Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Clark, Executive Director
(863) 533-7125

Bartow Economic Development Council
Rob Clancey, President
(863) 533-7125

City of Bartow
George Long, City Manager
(863) 533-0100, website: www.cityofbartow.net
Bob Wiegers, City Planner
(863) 534-0100

Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency
Stephen Cox, Executive Director
(863) 534-0121

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES:

The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce partners with Polk State CollegeSCOREPolk County Small Business Assistance Center and the Florida Small Business Development Center to assist existing and emerging businesses through no-cost or low-cost training. Call the Chamber to find out which program would best suit your business needs.