Business Tax FAQ

Business Tax Receipts FAQ

What is required to open up a business at a commercial location?

Fire inspection ($75.00 fee); zoning certificate ($125.00 fee); business tax receipt application and fee; fictitious name registration or cover page to articles of incorporation; food inspection if serving food (1-850-487-1395) and a state license if required for your profession. The forms for fire inspection, zoning certificate and business tax receipt can be downloaded from this website under occupational.

What is required to open a business from your home in Collier County?

Home zoning certificate ($50.00 fee); business tax receipt application and fee; state license if required for your profession; fictitious name registration or cover page to articles of incorporation.

What is required to open up a business in the City of Naples?

Both a City and County license. The City license should be purchased first then we require a copy of your city license to issue a county license. Their phone number is the city is 239-213-1800.

What is required to open a business in the City of Marco Island?

You first must obtain your zoning certificate for either a home occupation or commercial location from the City of Marco at 239-389-5000;business tax receipt application with our fee;fictitious name registration or cover page to article of incorporation;state license if profession requires and fire inspection from the Marco Island Fire Dept. if business is at a commercial location. Phone number for Marco Fire Dept. is 239-389-5040.

If I move my business from one commercial location to another do I need another zoning certificate and fire inspection?

Yes, both.

If I purchase a business from someone else what is required to transfer his or her license(s)?

Their current business tax receipt(s); a bill of sale or closing statement; new fire inspection if commercial location; health inspection if serving food; copy of state license if profession requires ones; fictitious name registration or cover page to articles of incorporation showing the new owners name.

Do I need a permit from HRS to open a day care?

Yes, their phone number is 239-348-1341.

How can I register my fictitious name?

Either on line at www.sunbiz.org or call 1-850-245-6058.

If I am repairing cars/motorcycles do a need a state license?

Yes, contact the Department of Agriculture at 1-800-435-7352.

To obtain an business tax receipt is a social security or FEIN # (Federal Employee Identification Number) required?

Yes, one or the other.

How long is the business tax receipt valid?

It is valid for one year with a renewal period from July 1st to September 30th.

If I have a real estate branch location and a real estate corporation, am I required to get an business tax receipt for both?

Yes.