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, broker-Dealers perform securities sales and purchases for commission. These agencies – often known as brokerages – are federally regulated and monitored. However, states also regulate securities firms and may have their own licensing process, if not additional fees brokers must pay on top of their federal licensing costs.