The Permitting Services office is open to the public, however, we still want to keep gatherings to a minimum. Virtual and face-to-face appointments are encouraged to eliminate wait times.
Are you opening a business in the City of Orlando?
You must pay a tax to operate any business within city limits. A business tax receipt is proof of payment and it is required before a business opens.
All businesses will be required to obtain a Certificate of Use in conjunction with a Business Tax Receipt. Certificates of Use will not be required for:
Use our zoning check to ensure that you are within city limits and that your business can operate at your location.
Check Property Use
If you are operating a business in your residence, additional information is required. You will also need to:
Complete and submit your application.
Complete the Application
Within 10 business days, we will send you a billing summary once we have processed your application. It will include payment instructions for your business tax receipt and certificate of use (if applicable).
After payment, your business tax receipt and certificate of use (if applicable) will be mailed to you.
All businesses must have both city and county business tax receipts. The Orange County Tax Collector's Office is located at 200 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, on the 16th floor. Their phone number is 407.434.0312 and their website is www.octaxcol.com.
All business tax receipts expire September 30. Invoices are mailed or emailed (if opted) during the week of July 1. For more details, visit our Renewals and Declarations Information Page.
If you already have a business tax receipt, you can pay your tax by entering your permit number or address into our permit lookup tool.
Pay Your Tax