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.