Business Tax Receipt

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To conduct business in the City of Apopka, all businesses must pay both a city and a county business tax. This Business Tax Receipt is a tax for the privilege of engaging in business, occupation, or profession within our City. 

Some occupations require a State license as well, and we are required to obtain a copy of this license prior to issuing the City's Business Tax Receipt. 

Some businesses cannot be approved in certain locations. The permitted use table in the Land Development Code shall be adhered to. Please check with the City of Apopka Planning & Zoning Department at 407-703-1712 to confirm your business is allowed in the zoning district in which you are applying. 

The City of Apopka will not allow a business to operate using a Post Office Box or a Mailing Center Box as its physical business address.  You must either provide a commercial location or a residential location as your physical business address in order to register the business with the City of Apopka. 

Please visit our frequently asked question page on our OpenGov Portal or under our Business Tax Receipt FAQs for more information.

Legacy Business Tax Receipt Portal

Pay your current Business Tax Receipt Renewal with our legacy Apopka Online Business Tax Receipt Payment Portal.

Annual Renewals - Coming Soon!

How to register your existing business for upcoming renewals

Since we have moved online, all future communication for renewing your Business Tax Receipt will be done digitally. You will soon be receiving a letter in the mail that will provide you with a claim code. This code will be automatically linked to your business. All you will need to do is go to OpenGov and select "Claim A Record" at the bottom of the page. Be sure to update any information that may need it. We will no longer be mailing out renewal notices.

Business Tax Late Fees

Date Invoice Paid Additional Late Fee
By September 30 No Late Fee: 0%
October 10%
November 15%
December 20%
January and Thereafter 25%

Business Tax Application Process

Apply Online

New applications for a Business Tax Receipt, must be submitted through our online portal. Should any additional information or documentation be required, the applicant will be contacted. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee in addition to the Business Tax Fees. For all commercial locations, an annual fee for a premise inspection from the Apopka Fire Department will also be assessed. Please visit the Fire Fees page for a complete list. 

Additional documentation for home-based businesses and handymen can be found on our OpenGov page. This includes the Handyman Affidavit and Ordinance Number 2882 for Mobile Food Vendors.

Please Note: Filing this application and remitting the application and Business Tax Fees for a City Business Tax Receipt, does not allow the applicant to operate or engage in any type of business, occupation, or profession until a Business Tax Receipt is issued to the applicant.

Paying Your Bill

Pay Online 

If you returned a paper application and were notified by a city employee that your invoice is ready to be paid, please use the Apopka Online Business Tax Receipt Payment Portal to make a payment. 

If you filled out a new application online through OpenGov, please log in to your OpenGov account. Once you are logged in, go to My Account and simply click the payment button to pay your fees under Your Records. This will only be active for those with an outstanding balance. 

Paying your bill online with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit/debit card is convenient, fast, and secure. The payment will be processed and applied to your account the same business day. 

Pay by Check

Mail in a check made payable to "City of Apopka" to the following address:

City of Apopka
Attn: Business Tax Receipts
120 East Main Street
Apopka, FL 32703

Annual Renewals

All receipts expire on September 30th. Renewal bills will only be sent via email no later than 60 days prior to expiration. However, it is the responsibility of the receipt holder to make sure that they are in compliance. Thus, those business tax receipts not renewed prior to September 30th shall be considered delinquent and are subject to a delinquency penalty of 10% for the month of October and an additional 5% for each month delinquency thereafter, provided that the penalty does not exceed 25% of the Business Tax Receipt fee for the delinquent establishment or individual. Certain business tax receipts also require the submission of current state licenses, applicable to the business tax prior to the renewal receipt being issued.

Additional Requirements

Orange County FL Business Tax Receipts

Once the process is completed and the City has issued the Business Tax Receipt, you will need to obtain a Business Tax Receipt from Orange County Florida. Please visit the Orange County Tax Collector Website for additional information and forms. The Tax Department is located at 200 South Orange Avenue, 16th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801.