so, i send this to the city:
"I'm looking to start a new photography business to be operated from my home and would like information on what licenses or permits I would need to obtain from the City of Tampa in order to make this happen."
and i get this:
Your application is being processed. An inspector will either contact you first with follow up questions, or a bill for your City of Tampa Business Tax will be mailed to you as soon as possible. The inspector in charge of the area where your business is located is --- : office phone: 813-999-9999.
Thank You For Your Inquiry,
---, City of Tampa Business Tax Representative"
they move fast! guess i need to as well.