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Business Requirements

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Tenant Improvements

Check for regulations with the Building Department before you construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove, convert, demolish, equip or change approved use of a building or structure in Port St Lucie because a permit may be required.

Impact Fees 

The city collects impact fees for both city and county government for new developments, as well as for changes in use, where applicable. When a building changes use and/or occupancy it may incur additional impact fees. For more information, contact Planning & Zoning at (772) 871-5282.


Signs for your new business must comply with codes. Before designing and purchasing signs, please review the City’s Sign Code. In St. Lucie West, you will need approval by the St. Lucie West Commercial or Industrial Association:

Also, there are other associations with their own master sign programs:

Additional State Requirements

Where applicable, the city also reviews for state regulated businesses such as:

  • Alcohol Beverage
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Daycares
  • Group Homes
  • Restaurants