As the name suggests, auto repair businesses fix cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. Although a few states such as Texas, have no special licensing requirements to work on cars, most states and some cities and counties require auto mechanics and their businesses to be duly licensed. In California, an auto mechanic may need a professional license, state license to run a repair shop, county auto repair permit, county HAZMAT permits and a city business license. Regulations vary from state to state.
Jacksonville, Florida is the physically largest city in the nation. Luckily, its regulatory authority doesn’t sprawl as wide as the city itself. Jacksonville residents can expect a lot of licensing from the state, but not too much from the city. Still, food and other health-related businesses must meet local standards and require licenses and permits. Jacksonville remains one of Florida and the East Coast's largest ports. The city is a center of international trade and is the largest point of entry for vehicle imports. However, Jacksonville is not a one-industry town and also contains distribution, financial services, biomedical technology, consumer goods, information services, manufacturing, and insurance.