Business Tax

As of April 1st, Business Tax Receipt fees are prorated per City Code Section 66-39:

Sec. 66-39. - When due and payable; credit to current business tax receipt holders.

The business taxes required by this article shall be due and payable on September 30 of each year unless otherwise provided herein; except a business that shall begin between April 1 and September 30 may secure a business tax receipt of one-half of the amount provided, unless otherwise provided for in section 66-68. 

Most Common Application Fees:
  
                                                                  SAMPLE Business Tax Fees 
 
                      Commercial (General)                     State Licensed Professional
Business Tax  $                         50.00   Business Tax  $                           50.00
Fire Inspection<5,000 sf  $                         50.00   Fire Inspection                  N/A 
Application  $                         35.00   Application fee  $                           15.00
TOTAL  $                      135.00 TOTAL  $                           65.00
 
                      Commercial (General)                                 Home Based
Business Tax  $                         50.00   Business Tax  $                           37.50
Fire Ins.5,001-15,000 sf  $                      100.00   Fire Inspection                 N/A 
Application  $                         35.00   Application fee  $                           25.00
TOTAL  $                      185.00   TOTAL  $                           62.50

*Please note that any business that opens or begins operating prior to obtaining an approved business tax receipt, will be charged an additional penalty of $25.00.


These fees are for the most common type of applications.
For specific businesses, or if you are unsure please call 561-799-4216 for fee estimates.
 
Mission


The purpose of the Business Tax is to provide a high level of customer service and support to the business community with excellence, integrity, and efficiency.

What Is Business Tax?


A business tax is fixed and imposed upon every person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within the city. It may also be levied upon any person who does not qualify as stated above and who transacts any business or engages in any occupation or profession in interstate commerce, if such business tax is not prohibited by Section 8 of Article I of the United States Constitution.

Additionally, a business tax is hereby levied upon any person who transacts any business or engages in any occupation or profession as part of a home occupation pursuant to the provisions of Section 118.285, Florida Statutes. Business Tax Receipts are valid through September 30 of each year.