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COSTS: The cost of a Business Tax Receipt varies, depending on the type of business, the number of employees, and other factors.  The professional business tax rate starts at $100 for one professional.

A detailed Schedule of Rates can be reviewed in the Melbourne Municipal Code, Chapter 54, Article VIII - Sec. 54-284. Schedule of Rates

To determine the tax rate that applies to your business, inquire by e-mail or call (321) 608-7038. At the time of initial application a $25 nonrefundable application fee is required, and will be applied toward the first year business tax at the time the Business Tax Receipt is issued.

MasterCard, Discover, American Express and VISA are accepted at City Hall and by phone.  Use of this service carries a 2.95% convenience fee (minimum $2.00).
A Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License), is required for any business performing services or selling goods, advertising goods for sale, or advertising the performance of services for a fee.

A separate Business Tax Receipt is required for each place of business.

Please note that a Business Tax Receipt must be obtained BEFORE the business begins operation. If you operate a business prior to obtaining the Business Tax Receipt, you are subject to a penalty as provided by City Code.

All businesses must meet additional requirements, which include compliance with zoning codes and inspections through the City of Melbourne Code Enforcement Division.

The Application Process

We suggest that you begin the application process by reviewing all of the information on this page describing the required steps for obtaining a business tax receipt.

You will then be able to determine which application process is required for your type of business, and you will be directed to the appropriate "Applicant Information & Instructions" page. 

If you need assistance at any time, contact the business tax office by e-mail at  or call (321) 608-7038.

PLEASE NOTE:   Brevard County requires that any business that operates within the City of Melbourne must have a County Business Tax Receipt.  For more information call Brevard County at (321) 255-4453.

Required Steps to Obtain a Business Tax Receipt