Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a Local Business Tax Receipt?
Oct - $33.00
Nov - $34.50
Dec - $36.00
Jan - $37.50 Maximum Fee $37.50
Is this Local Business Tax Receipt good in any other county?
This Local Business Tax Receipt is only valid for Osceola county, also if your business is located within the city
limits of Kissimmee or St Cloud you will also need a city license. You can contact St Cloud at 407-957-7300 or Kissimmee at 407-518-2120.
Do I need a Fictitious name?
You can use your FULL name as the business or your FULL name and an extension (i.e. John
Doe Enterprises) and won’t need to register your name with the state. However, if you choose to
use first, last , initials or anything else besides your full name, you will need to register with the
state at www.sunbiz.org (Any corporations can be registered at this site as well). If you choose to
register a fictitious name, we will need either the certificate of the fictitious name or your articles
Do I need a Local Business Tax Receipt to sell at the flea market, work from home or run an
internet base business?
Per Osceola county ordinance 95-10, all businesses must register with the Local Business Tax Receipt Department.
Can I sell items on the roadside/sidewalks?
Roadside vending is not allowed in Osceola county, for more information please contact the
Zoning department at 407-742-0200.
What if I bought a business which already has a valid Local Business Tax Receipt?
You must still apply for your own Local Business Tax Receipt in your name, we must see a bill of sale
and the change of ownership of the business name through www.sunbiz.org (Unless the name of
the business changes) and if required we must see any state licenses in your name as well. We
also need a lease in the new owners name.
What if I no longer use my Local Business Tax Receipt, can I just not renew?
You must either fill out our Out of Business form or write a letter requesting to close your
Local Business Tax Receipt. This also applies to businesses no longer doing business in Osceola county.
How do I get an FEID # or Sales tax # ?
For an FEID # you can contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or for forms 1-800-829-3676.
For a sales tax ID contact the Florida Department of Revenue at 407-475-1200 or
How long does the process take before I get a Local Business Tax Receipt?
It can take up to two weeks depending on the situation, any application that it is in the Osceola
county must be approved by Zoning and Environmental departments before we can issue a
Local Business Tax Receipt.
Types of Businesses that must meet certain requirements:
Handyman/Drywall/Carpentry/Framing and Residential Pool cleaning:
application needs to be brought to the building department first for approval, the application
needs to be signed and stamped by building. The building department is located at 1 Courthouse
Square Ste 1400. Residential pool cleaning requires the CPO 16 hrs training class, please contact
the Environmental Health Department at 407-742-8600.
Door or Window Installation/Hurricane shutters:
This requires a state contracting license for more information, please contact the Building
department at 407-742-0200.
Requires a copy of Florida Bar association, please contact 850-561-5600.
Real Estate Sales/Broker:
Need Division of Real Estate, please contact 407-245-0800.
Requires a Division of Hotel & Restaurant License, please contact 850-487-1395.
Requires a Food Permit, please contact the Department of Agriculture at 850-245-5520.
Motor Vehicle Repair and Travel Agency:
Please contact the Department of Agriculture at 850-488-2221 or www.doacs.state.fl.us .
Requires a dealer’s license from the Division of Motor Vehicle, please contact 407-623-1103.
Banks/Cashing Stores/ Mortgages:
Requires Department of Banking & Finance, please contact 850-410-9895 or www.dbf.state.fl.us
Please contact the Department of Children & Family at 407-245-0470.
Medical Professionals/Massage Therapy:
Requires license for Department of Health, please contact the Division of Medical Quality
Assurance at 850-488-0595 or www.doh.state.fl.us .
Cosmetologist/Beauty Salon/Barber/Tanning Salon or Fitness Centers:
Please contact 850-488-5702.
||“IRS” Internal Revenue Service- 1-800-829-1040 or www.irs.gov/
||Workers Comp - 407-835-4407 or5850-413-1610
||City of Kissimmee - 407-518-2120
||City of St. Cloud - 407-957-7300
||Environmental Health Department - 407-742-8605
||Building Department - 407-742-0200
||Zoning Department - 407-742-0200
||Department of Business & Professional Regulation - 850-487-1395 or www.myfloridalicence.com/dbpr/
||U S Small Business Administration - 1-800-634-0245 or www.sba.gov/
||Department of Revenue - 407-903-7350 or www.myflorida.com/dor
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