Local Business Tax Receipts
The Local Business Tax Receipt Division (formerly Occupational Licensing) is responsible for the issuance of all Local Business Tax Receipts. The Division also issues Door to Door and Right of Way Solicitation Permits.
Local Business Tax Receipts
The City of Palm Coast code of ordinances chapter 16 defines a business as any activity, enterprise, profession, joint venture or occupation whether or not for profit conducted within the city, of such nature that it provides either a product or a service to patrons, clients or customers. This includes every business operation advertised at an address within the city by sign, newspaper, or other media.
A Local Business Tax Receipt can be obtained from Palm Coast City Offices located at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B-106, Palm Coast, FL, 32164, or you may request information by phone at (386) 986-3766. Applications for Local Business Tax receipts can be obtained on the the bottom of this page.
If you are advertising or doing business under any name other than your own personal name or your Florida Corporate name you must file for a fictitious name registration. (DBA’s are not acceptable).
Corporations formed in states other than Florida must be registered as a foreign corporation with the Florida division of corporations. For Fictitious name information please contact Florida Division of Corporations (850) 245-6058.
Those intending to operate a business from a residential property within the City must first obtain a Development Order approval from the City of Palm Coast Development Services Department. Failure to obtain a Development Order approval prior to opening your business could lead to Code Enforcement action. For questions regarding home occupations contact the City of Palm Coast Zoning Department at (386) 986-3751..
Some occupations require confirmation of state licensing prior to issuance of the Local Business Tax Receipt. Questions regarding state licensing requirements for occupations such as contractors, electricians, plumbers, roofers, realtors, and cosmetologists etc... Should be directed to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 or visit their website at www.myflorida.com/dbpr.
Businesses such as sellers of travel, health studios, telemarketing, dance studios, pawn shops, motor vehicle repair shops and intrastate moving companies are regulated by the Florida Division of Consumer Services. For questions regarding licensing requirements, contact the Florida Division of Consumer Services at (800) 435-7452 or visit their website at www.800helpfla.com.
Businesses such as hotels, restaurants and other eating establishments are regulated by the Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants. For information regarding these licenses, contact the Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants at (850) 487-1395 or visit their website at www.state.fl.us/dbpr/hr.
You can determine whether your business is regulated by the state of Florida by visiting the State of Florida website at www.stateofflorida.com.
Local Business Tax Receipt Payment Form
Local Business Tax Receipt Administriative Review Form