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Business Tax Receipt


How To Apply

Anyone that engages in any type of business within the city limits is required to have a Neptune Beach Local Business Tax Receipt.

You may pick up the appropriate forms at City Hall at 116 First Street or download Local Business Tax Receipt Form.

Additional paperwork may be required such as proof of insurance, state certification, documents of incorporation, fictitious name registrations, health department inspections, liquor licenses, tax id numbers, etc.

If applying for a home business tax receipt (using your rental address) and you do not own the property, the Owner/Landlord Local Business Tax Receipt is Owner/Landlord Local Business Tax Receipt Form


Fees are as follows:

Home Local Business Tax Receipt - $65.00
All others are based on square footage:

0-1,500 square feet - $75.00
1,501-3,000 square feet - $115.00
3,001-6,000 square feet - $150.00
6,000-12,000 square feet - $225.00
above 12,001 square feet - $375.00

Vending Machines $5.00 per machine

All businesses are subject to inspection by the building official and/or the fire marshal.

Once you have obtained your city Local Business Tax Receipt, you must take the receipt to:

The City of Jacksonville
Yates Building
231 E. Forsythe Street
Room 130, 904-630-2080

to obtain your Duval County Business Tax Receipt.


Additional Information and to download forms where available:

Home Local Business Tax Receipt: 

Only certain business types are permitted to operate out of the home. Applicants must sign a Home Business Tax Receipt Form acknowledging that they have read and understood the provisions therein. (download file)

Application for Local Business Tax Receipt

(download file)


Handymen are limited as to the type of work permissible without a contractor's license. Applicants must sign a Handyman Local Business Tax Receipt Form acknowledging they have read and understand the limitations of a handyman license. (download file)

Food Service/Restaurants: 

Submit a copy of the following:

1. Health Inspection Report
2. State license from Division of Hotel and Restaurants. 
3. State Alcohol and Beverage License (if alcohol beverages will be sold)


Food Outlets: 

(i.e. supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, meat markets, fruit and vegetable markets, retail bakeries, food processors and similar food operations) Submit a copy of the following:

1. Health Inspection Report.
2. State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services License.
3. State Alcohol and Beverage License (if alcohol beverages will be sold).


Physician's Certificate: (download file)

Transfer of Ownership: Submit proof of bonafide sale of the business along with a 10% transfer fee, the original license and an application. If you fail to provide proof of sale of the business, a new license fee must be paid in full.

Transfer of Business Address:

Submit a 10% transfer fee, the original license and an application.

Signs and Alterations to Business Premises:

All alterations and signs require a building permit and inspection by the building official. The contractor pulling the permit is responsible for calling in the inspections. All inspections must be finalized and completed, and any impact fees paid before a license will be issued. 

Exemption for Local Business Tax Receipt:

Certain disabled, widowed and persons over age 65 as described by Section 205.171 of the Florida State Statutes, maybe exempt from paying local business tax receipt. Applicants should complete the Local Business Tax Receipt Exempt Form to assist in determining the proper exemption.(download form)

State License and Regulatory Requirements for Business Entities: (download file)

Where To Call

Alcohol Beverage Division...............................904/727-5550
City Hall.....................................................904/270-2400
Department of Agriculture Consumer Services....800/435-7352
Fictitious Name Registration...........................904/487-6058
Health Department.......................................904/630-3260
Hotel and Restaurant Commission....................904/727-5540
State Revenue Sales Tax Number....................904/359-6070

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