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.
It should be no surprise that a city famous for its sunshine is a tourist and retiree haven. St. Petersburg draws in beach-going crowds and senior citizens who want to enjoy some fun and sun. Accordingly, the city's tourism and healthcare industries power the economy. Entrepreneurs will find St. Petersburg an easy place to set up shop owing to its low-level of local licensing. Instead, most business regulation takes place at the state level, with Florida regulating food , auto repair and other industries that typically receive inspections and government oversight.