Local Business Tax

What is a local business tax and to whom does it apply?

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.

Chapter 62, Article II of the Madeira Beach Code of Ordinances

Local Business Tax Schedule

What do you need for you 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

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Gwen Sinkfield, Business Tax Official 727-391-9951 x 244

Local Business Tax Application

Zoning Summary