Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm excluding weekends and Holidays.
Any business with a physical base of operations within the City limits whether at a residential or commercial location, is required to register. This also includes any residential or commercial rental properties and non-profits. These businesses must register and/or obtain a local business tax receipt annually.
Please call the Business tax receipt department at (386)878-8560.
Many businesses and professions are regulated by the State of Florida (i.e. Physicians, Dentists, Engineers, Real Estate Firms, Real Estate Brokers, Cosmetologists, Ballroom Dance Studios, Health Studios, Sellers of Travel, Motor Vehicle Repair Shops, Etc.). In most cases, the state license, registration or permit must be obtained prior to receiving your City Business Tax Receipt. A new business applying for a business tax receipt using a fictitious name (any name that does not include the owner’s complete legal name) must show a copy of the Fictitious Name Registration before a business tax receipt can be issued. A Social Security number or a Federal Employee Identification number is also required. Please submit a copy of your state license, registration or permit with your application.
Annual Business Tax Receipts run from October 1st – September 30th. All Business Tax Receipts expire September 30th each year. Starting October 1st penalties up to 25% begin to accrue and an additional $250.00 may be assessed for non-compliance, per Ordinance 05-2009
Yes, fire inspections are required for all home-based businesses, except residential rental properties. Commercial businesses are required to have an initial fire and building inspection and annual fire inspections. Fees vary. Note: Fire Inspection fees are required to be paid by Exempt entities when Fire Inspections are a requirement.
Proof of Fictitious Name Registration is required per FS 205.023 unless you are exempt. Fictitious Name Registration information can be found at www.sunbiz.org.
Corporations are registered with the Department of State’s Division of Corporations. Registration information can be found at their website, www.sunbiz.org
Please call 386-878-8560 for more information.
Once the application has been received, fees paid, and you have completed all required inspections, the business tax receipt will be mailed to the mailing address provided to us.