The Business Tax Department is located in the SunTrust Building, 16th Floor, 200 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.

The Business Tax Application and Declaration must contain:

  • Any County or State License, Certification or Competency Card, when appropriate; and
  • Business Tax Receipts required by other jurisdictions.

Obtaining an Orange County Business Tax Receipt

Applicants must complete the following steps to obtain a Business Tax Receipt from Orange County:

1. Orange County Zoning Department (located in the County Administrative Building)

  • Applicant completes and signs the Business Tax Application and Declaration;
  • Zoning determines whether or not the zoning classification is proper for the proposed use;
  • Zoning checks for consistency with the comprehensive policy plan; and
  • Applicant pays the Application Review fee.

2. Business Tax Department

Please note: Applicants must bring their original Social Security Card or provide their Federal Tax ID Number to complete the Business Tax Receipt process. 

  • Zoning forwards the completed Business Tax Application and Declaration to the Business Tax Department;
  • Business Code is assigned;
  • Applicant pays the Business Tax Receipt fee; and
  • Applicant is issued a Business Tax Receipt.
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Requirements Inside Municipalities

The cities of Apopka, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park require local Business Tax Receipts. A local Business Tax Receipt must be obtained before applying for an Orange County Business Tax Receipt.

Exceptions: The cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista do not issue a local Business Tax Receipt. Businesses located in these cities must obtain a local Business Tax Receipt from Orange County.

Note: Some Florida Statutes and Orange County Ordinances may require our office to see Proof of Compliance before issuing particular Business Tax Receipts.