About Business Licenses

Businesses or persons conducting a business and/or providing a service within the City of Madeira Beach must have a Local Business Tax (formerly an Occupational License). Persons located outside the City of Madeira Beach but conducting a business and/or providing a service must register with the Building Department. The different types of services/products offered determine the fee. The application review usually takes 2-3 working days, but may vary depending on the inspection schedule. The City also permits a business to be run out of your home in a residential zone with limitations to protect the residential neighborhood. The home-based business must be clearly incidental to the residential use of your property. It must not subject your neighbors to negative impact, such as traffic. You must get a local business tax before the start of a business or the practice of a profession.

What do you need for a local business tax?

You will need to know the following information for you local business tax receipt:

  • The address of the property or business
  • Whether the business intended has the proper zoning
  • Whether the use of the business will change
  • Whether the new or remodeled business will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA)

The City will grant your local business tax receipt when you have completed the following:

  • Submission of all the necessary documentation
  • Payment of all fees
  • All government agencies’ inspections have been completed and approved
  • The City has approved your application

You may apply for a local business tax at the City of Madeira Beach between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at:

Madeira Beach City Hall
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708

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