Apply for a Business Tax Fee Exemption

Do you want to apply for a business tax fee exemption?

The City of Orlando provides fee exemptions for qualifying business owners.


Step 1.Determine your eligibility

You must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who was honorably discharged or the spouse or unremarried surviving spouse of such a veteran.
  • The spouse of an active duty military service member who has relocated to Orlando due to a permanent change of station order.
  • A person who is receiving public assistance (money paid on the basis of Title IV-E and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, temporary cash assistance or food assistance benefits received on behalf of a child younger than 18 who has an absent parent.)
  • A person whose household income is below 130 percent of the federal poverty level based on the current year’s federal poverty guidelines.

If you meet any of the above requirements and own a majority interest in a business with fewer than 100 employees, your business is exempt. 

Step 2.Apply for your business tax receipt

A business tax receipt is required to operate a business in the City of Orlando.

Complete the Application

Step 3.Fill out a fee exemption form

You will need to provide the name of your business and documents that support your eligibility. 

Download the Form

Step 4.Get the form notarized

Print out your completed form and get it notarized. If you need a notary, we offer those services at our offices at City Hall.

City Hall, Permitting Services Division
400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Step 5.Submit the form

Email the completed fee exemption form and supporting documents to us at Please include the application number of your business tax receipt. This is located on the top of your application (see the example below.)


Step 6.We'll review your request

We will notify you within 10 business days if you have been approved.