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Doing Business in Citrus


With over 500 square miles of land and 200 square miles of water, Citrus County has advantages for any industry.

Clear, sunny skies are a boon to agriculture and aviation. Our green, unspoiled environment is a perfect fit for companies producing outdoor recreational equipment – and the growing number of companies looking for greener footprints and naturally beautiful environments.

Manufacturing. Light assembly. Healthcare. They’re all at home here.

Talk to us about making Citrus County your home.


Starting a Business in Citrus

​To start a new business in Citrus County, you will need to:


Permitting Process:

  1. Schedule a pre-application conference for project specific information. These conferences are FREE and are on a first come, first served appointment basis. Visit the Citrus County Department of Planning and Development at 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL 34461 or call (352) 527-5310.

  2. Submit the application package
    Application Checklist
    Building/Development Permit Application

  3. Upon receipt of the application, the Department of Planning and Development will, within three (3) working days, determine whether an application is complete.

  4. If the application is determined complete, it shall be formally accepted and routed to the Technical Review Team (TRT) for review within ten (10) working days. 

  5. Upon completion of the review, the application will be approved, approved with conditions, conditional approval, or denied. In all four cases, the applicant will be contacted and advised of the necessary actions to complete the process.

Please note: Dependent on the date of submittal, a Level One application time frame is 13 working days (2 to 2 1/2 weeks​). A Level Two application will require an additional 30 to 45 days.

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Local Resources

Holder Industrial Park
Featured Property

For more information, call: (352) 795-2000 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Economic Development Authority for Citrus County
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