Doing Business in Kissimmee

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Whether starting a business for the first time, relocating an existing business, or just maintaining a business--working in the City of Kissimmee should always be a stress free and pleasant experience.

Business Startup Guide

The Development Services Department has also created a guide to starting a business in Kissimmee, which provides tips and regulations all business owners need to know before opening their operation in the City. Click on the following link to access this guide and flowchart. 

Guide to Starting a Business in Kissimmee - English Version [PDF]
Guide to Starting a Business in Kissimmee - Spanish Version [PDF]

Business Start-Up Checklist [PDF]
Business Guide Process Flowchart

Zoning

When you find the perfect location for your business, before you sign a lease or make an offer, it is essential to ensure the property is zoned to accommodate your business.  First, check out Kissimmee's Interactive Zoning Map, where you can search for your property by address, parcel ID, or property owner and determine the zoning of that property.  Once you have the zoning, download the matching zoning summary sheet, which includes a complete list of permitted uses within that district. 

It is also important to realize that there may be other factors, such as parking availability, that will determine if this property is suitable to your business.  Please contact the Planning Division at 407.518.2140 and speak to the Planner on Duty to assist you in making this determination. 

Mobility/Impact Fees

Depending on your business and the location, mobility/impact fees may be due before you can open for business.  Mobility/impact fees are charged when a more intensive use occupies a location that was previously established.  The fees assist the City in making necessary improvements to roadways, utilities and public facilities that will offset the impact of that business.  To learn more, please visit our mobility/impact fees page.

Reference Guide For New Churches

When looking for the property best suited for your church, there are several important factors to consider. To assist in this research, this reference guide offers a summary of the procedures required for establishing a church within the City limits. To view this guide, please click on the following link. 

Reference Guide for New Churches - English Version [PDF] 
Reference Guide for New Churches - Spanish Version [PDF]

For more information, please contact the Development Services Planning Division at 407.518.2140.

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