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Business Service Team
Thinking of starting a business? Not sure where to start? The members of the Business Service Team are here to help you navigate the maze to get your business up and running.

This team represents the key areas most business deal with when starting up their business. These areas include Business Tax, Planning and Zoning, Building and Code Enforcement. Stop by the Community Development Department or call to set up an appointment with a member of your Business Service Team.

Business Tax Receipts (formally Occupational Licenses) are imposed upon each and every business, profession and occupation, home-based or commercial located with in the City of Port Orange. The Business Tax Receipt expires on September 30th and is renewed yearly.

Use the links above to print a Business Tax application that defines where your business is based. Choose the home-based application for businesses that are operated and based out of your residential property. Choose the commercial application for businesses operating from commercial property. Each application package has a detailed list of items required for the Business Tax application process. Fees vary based on classification.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to register my business name?
Under Florida Statutes a business can be named for the individual without registration of the business name. (Ex. John Smith Business) The business name does need to match the individual's formal first and last name. If you choose to use a name other than your formal full name, a Fictitious Registration with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations is required. Registration can be completed online at www.sunbiz.org.

What information will I need to bring in with me when applying for a Business Tax?
A detailed list of items required to complete the Business Tax process is included in the Commercial or Home Based Business Tax Application and Information packages.

How much does the Business Tax cost and how often do I pay for it?
Fees vary based upon the classification your business is assigned. Classifications are determined by the type of service or services offered. Business Tax Receipts are paid for on a yearly basis. Renewals are mailed July 1st and all Business Tax Receipts expire September 30th.

I have a license already with the State of Florida. Do I still need one with the City of Port Orange?
Yes, all business located with in the City of Port Orange are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt. Any occupation that is required to hold a state license must provide a copy of their license with the application package and at renewal. A Business Tax Receipt cannot be released until the state license or certification is provided.

Can I pay for my Business Tax Renewal online?
Unfortunately, not at this time.
Important Numbers
Main Number
386-506-5500

Customer Service (Water)
386-506-5720

Community Development
& Building Permits

386-506-5600

Code Compliance Hotline
386-506-5604

Public Works
386-506-5575

Non-Emergency and After Hours City Operations, Police & Animal Control
386-756-7400

Fire Non-Emergency
386-506-5900

Parks and Recreation
386-506-5850

Public Utilities Emergency
386-756-5380

City Manager, Mayor
& City Council

386-506-5501

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