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Travel, Automotive Repair, and/or Telephone Solicitation

Any person engaging in the selling of travel, automotive repair and/or telephone solicitation starting or changing ownership of a business must provide a copy of a current certificate from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to obtaining an Business Tax Receipt.

Home-Based Businesses

Home-based businesses are permitted if the home is strictly for phone, mail, and bookkeeping work. Not permitted is any business which employs people or attracts customers or vehicular traffic to the home. The home-based business must be so unobtrusive that the residents are unaware of its existence.

If you are applying for a home-based Business Tax Receipt, a Home Business Tax Receipt Stipulation (signed by the property owner) must be submitted with your application.

Pest Control

Any person engaging in pest control/exterminations starting or changing ownership of a business is required to provide a copy of their current, active license from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to obtaining an Business Tax Receipt.

Restaurants & Public Lodging

Any new restaurant or public lodging facility starting or changing ownership of a business is required to provide a temporary "receipt for license" from the State of Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants prior to obtaining an Business Tax Receipt.