Forms and Attachments

Business Tax Receipt Application Packets are available online as PDF (Portable Document Format) files. When printed, these documents replace forms which would otherwise be picked up from the City of Melbourne Revenue Division. Each online application package consists of several files which must be downloaded.

PLEASE NOTE that all completed forms must be submitted on paper to the City of Melbourne Revenue Division, in conformity with accompanying instructions. To view, download, or print online application forms, you will need to use 'Adobe Acrobat Reader' software. The software is available as a free download.

Ownership Change or Transfer

If there is ANY CHANGE in the status of your business, including name changes, classification of business, your business location or ownership, an application must be submitted for transfer of your Business Tax Receipt.

Your current Business Tax Receipt must be surrendered prior to issuance of the new receipt. A transfer fee of 10% of the annual business tax, but no less than $3.00 nor more than $25.00, shall be paid prior to the issuance of the new Business Tax Receipt.

In the case of a sale of the business, the previous owner of the business shall complete the following statement on the back of the original Business Tax Receipt:

I,(previous owner , assign all rights, interest, and title of this business to (new owner).

This statement must be signed and dated by the previous owner.

The purchaser shall produce a properly executed bill of sale from the current business tax receipt holder to the purchaser.

If there is a name change due to marriage, death, etc., a copy of the certificate must be submitted.


The City offers exemptions to charitable, educational and religious institutions, disabled honorably discharged veterans, unremarried spouses of disabled veterans, other disabled individuals, widows with minor dependents, and individuals 65 or older as authorized by state law.

If you think you qualify for an exemption, please contact the business tax office by e-mail or call  (321) 608-7038 to discuss the specific requirements and the amount of the exemption.

A Business Tax Receipt is still required to conduct business and will be issued free or at a reduced rate. The Notice of Business Form must be completed and your business or institution must comply with zoning requirements and must be inspected the Code Compliance Division.