Limousines and airport shuttles serve the public and therefore need special licensing in most local jurisdictions. In some locations, airports add additional permits and costs for passenger services that wish to pick-up at terminals. These for-hire or livery businesses must comply with state, county and city licensing requirements.
Tampa, Florida is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s great port cities. Its booming business community needs a fair number of licenses – mostly from Hillsborough County and the state. Tampa businesses typically require four to eight licenses and permits – most from the State of Florida. Tampa's economy includes service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate. Tampa Bay is home to large and vibrant shipping port that fuels the economy as does tourism and the city's relatively new focus on conventions and events.