Business Tax Receipt

Business Tax Renewal

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

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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%

Overview

To conduct business in the City of Apopka, all businesses must have a Business Tax Receipt (BTR). 

This Business Tax Receipt is a tax for the privilege of engaging in business, occupation, or profession within our City. Some businesses also require a State license, 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. 

Application Process

Request Application

To request a PDF application, please email Community Development or call Community Development at 407-703-1712 and indicate which application is needed. 

  • Business Tax Receipt Application for a Commercial Business 
  • Business Tax Receipt Application for a Home/Mobile Business

Submit Application

Application Approval Process

After submitting the application, the Planning and Zoning Division will review the application. 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 Fee(s). 

Please Note: Filing this application and remitting the application and Business Tax Fee(s) 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

When you are ready to pay your bill, access the Apopka Online Business Tax Receipt Payment Portal and log in to your account using the Account ID and Pin from your invoice. Once logged in, simply click the button labeled "Make a Payment" and follow the payment instructions. 

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 following business day. 

Pay By Phone

Pay over the phone with a credit card by calling 407-703-1712 between 8:30 AM to 4 PM. 

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

Additional Requirements 

Orange County 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. 

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.