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Apply for Your Business Tax License

Do you operate a business from your home?

Home-Based Business Activity -pictured woman sitting at home in front of computerThe City of Coral Springs welcomes home-based businesses. Every home-based business in Coral Springs needs a license renewed annually. If you are an employee of a business that is not located at your home, and work from home as an employee, a business tax receipt is not required. Home-based businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Home-based businesses are generally offices only. Exceptions are businesses that provide consultation with one individual at a time or providing instruction to one person at a time; group instruction is not permitted. Family day care homes are permitted.
  • Retail sales, manufacturing, or display of merchandise are not permitted at a home-based business.
  • Parking of commercial vehicles at the home is not permitted.
  • The home-based business should not generate excessive traffic or noise or create other disturbances.
  • The home occupation can occupy no more than 25% of the area of the dwelling.
  • Employees or independent contractors of the business are not permitted at the dwelling.
  • The City has the right to inspect the home-based business at reasonable times and to investigate complaints.
  • For the full City Code, click here.
  • The annual business tax for a home-based business is $145.85 for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

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STEP 1
Apply for your local business tax.

You will need the following information for the application process:

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STEP 2
Submit your application one of the following ways:

Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the City. Once approved, you will be sent an invoice for the tax amount, along with payment instructions.

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STEP 3
Pay the invoice

Your local business tax receipt will be issued after payment and you can begin operating your business. Renewal payments are due September 30 of each year.

If you are operating a family day care home, you will also need a fire inspection. Contact Community Risk Reduction (Fire Inspections) at 954-346-1396.

If you are operating a group home or assisted living facility, please consult the Zoning Division at 954-344-1160. This type of business will also require a Fire inspection.

Questions?

Business Tax Office • 954-344-5964
Located inside the City Hall One Stop Shop
9500 West Sample Road • Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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