Unlike in many states, Florida businesses usually need general business licenses at the state, county and city levels. Additionally, Floridians can expect significant numbers of licenses and permits at the state and county levels, while cities usually minimally regulate. Florida has particularly extensive healthcare and food licensing and includes regulation over specialties such as kosher foods.
In Florida, america’s aging population has led to a variety of businesses centered around senior care. Adult daycare services is one of the newest of these options. Because adult daycares provide no medical services, states take widely varied approaches to regulation and licensing. Some require multiple licenses and permits and have local-level regulation as well – while others require little to no licensing. However, the national trend is toward protecting the welfare of seniors using government agencies at all levels.