Local Business Tax
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Download the Local Business Tax Application.
St. Johns County is one of the Florida counties which elected to collect Local Business Taxes (formerly known as Occupational Licenses) when the state turned it over to local government in 1972 (County Ordinance 72-2).
Payment of the Local Business Tax allows you the right to do business in St. Johns County and is paid annually with the fiscal year being October 1 through September 30. This is a tax and shall not give any person the right to violate any other law or ordinance.
How to Apply
- Determine Business Location
- You will need zoning approval for your location. If it is in the general county, contact Zoning at (904) 209-0675.
- If it is within the city limits of St. Augustine, (904) 825-1065; or St. Augustine Beach, (904) 471-2122; contact the appropriate office for your location to get zoning approval and Local Business Tax Receipt.
If a Business Tax Receipt has been obtained from any other municipality, bring it to the Tax Collector’s Office to obtain a County Local Business Tax receipt.
These are only the most requested, there are numerous classifications & fees. Please contact your local Tax Collector’s Office for more information.
- State Licensed Professional: $30.00
- Sales: $30.00
- Service Trades: $22.00
- Construction: $18.00
Please Note: A state licensed professional will need to provide a copy of their current State of Florida license prior to a County Local Business Tax Receipt issuance. Some professional offices will require two receipts. i.e.,
- Physician Office
- Attorney Office
- Beauty Salon/Cosmetologist
A sales business will need to get a sales tax number from the Florida Department of Revenue prior to obtaining a County Local Business Tax Receipt.
Anyone in the construction trade including all specialty trades will need a copy of their current State of Florida license or current county authorized license prior to obtaining a County Local Business Tax Receipt.
Changes/Transfer of Location, Ownership or Business Name: Please contact our office for information on changing/transferring your business location, ownership or business name.
Going out of Business: If your business closes or relocates to another county, it is your responsibility to contact our office to close your business record. Failure to immediately contact the Tax Collector’s Office at (904) 209-2250 and the Property Appraiser’s Office at (904) 827-5500 will result in additional Tangible Tax Bills. Going Out of Business Instructions and Application
- Annual Complete Business Paid (csv format)
- New Business List (csv format)
- Closed Business List (csv format)
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