Get a Business Tax Receipt

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. 

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Step 1.Check your eligibility

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:

  • Individual professionals within a professional office
  • Residential uses
  • Government uses
  • Temporary uses
  • Mobile businesses
  • Congregate living facilities such as group homes and residential care facilities

Use our zoning check to ensure that you are within city limits and that your business can operate at your location.

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Step 2.Gather your information

  • Click here for Home Occupation requirements and an additional application.
  • Click here for Peddler requirements and an additional application.

If you are operating a business in your residence, additional information is required. You will also need to:

  • Provide a sketch with dimensions of the floor plan and label each room and the area to be used for the business.
  • Get a notarized letter of approval from the property owner or property manager.
  • Pay an additional $50 one-time processing fee.

Step 3.Fill out an application

Complete and submit your application.

Complete the Application

Step 4.We'll review your 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).

Step 5.Get your business tax receipt

After payment, your business tax receipt and certificate of use (if applicable) will be mailed to you.

Step 6.Get an Orange County business tax receipt

All businesses must have both city and county business tax receipts. The Orange County Tax Collector's Office is located on the 16th floor of the SunTrust Center at 200 South Orange Avenue, Orlando. Their phone number is 407.434.0312. 

Step 7.Don't forget to renew your business tax receipt

All business tax receipts expire September 30. Invoices are mailed or emailed (if opted) during the week of July 1. For information on renewals and declarations, click here.