Welcome to the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea! Our charming beachside Town is home to a thriving business sector, serving both residents and visitors from all over the world. We are glad your business is located here in Town.
Below are some resources for all business owners:
Monthly Meetings with the Town Manager
All business owners are welcome to meet with Town Manager Linda Connors on the second Monday of every month, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the outside patio at Jarvis Hall (4505 N. Ocean Drive). You don’t need to make an appointment and there is no agenda for these meetings. Just drop by to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Business Support Team
We’re here to help! Members of our staff from the Town Administration, Development Services, and Public Works Departments, along with representatives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), make up the Town’s dedicated Business Support Team to help keep your day to day as smooth as possible.
We know you’re busy running your business, so we set up a central email address for you to use to reach all members of the Business Support Team. If you have questions about running and maintaining your business here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, please send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the team will respond within one business day.
Information on Starting a Business in Lauderdale By-The-Sea
If you’re a new business owner here in town, we have compiled information on zoning, business tax receipts, signage requirements, and more.
Business Tax Renewals
To operate a business here in Lauderdale-By-The=Sea you need an active Business Tax Receipt. Your Business Tax Receipt must be renewed annually prior to September 30.
Tourism Business Directory
The Town maintains a tourism website www.discoverlbts.com and social media channels where information on shopping, dining, playing, and staying in Town is shared with visitors.
Social Media Promotions
The Town regularly posts reminders for residents and visitors to shop and dine local on its social media platforms. We encourage you to follow the Town’s pages and share the posts to your social media pages.
Advertising in Town Topics
The Town’s quarterly newsletter, Town Topics, is published digitally and mailed to residents and business owners who opt-in to receive a printed hard copy. The magazine-style newsletter is published during the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, October). Businesses within the Town may purchase ad space in Town Topics.
Sponsoring Town Events
The Town hosts several annual events, including Dive into Summer, Boo! By-The-Sea, our Veterans Day celebration, and Christmas By The Sea that draw crowds from all over South Florida. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Senior Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Katie Anderson at email@example.com or (954) 995- 7322.
Regular Commission Meetings
Regular Town Commission meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Jarvis Hall. Members of the public, including business owners, are welcome to attend and speak on any topic during public comments.
Lauderdale By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce
The Lauderdale By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits to its members and the business community. Connect with the Chamber to learn about additional opportunities to support and promote your business. If you are interested in joining the Chamber, please call (954) 776-1000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.lbts.com/join-now/#join.
Lauderdale By-The-Sea Merchants Association
The Merchants’ Association is open to local retailers in Town. If you are interested in joining the Merchants’ Association, please contact Ina Marjakangas, President of the Association and Owner of Coast Boutique at email@example.com or (954) 909-2200.