How to Apply

A Palm Beach County Application is required to be submitted along with a City of Boca Raton Application.

Application for Palm Beach County Local Business Tax Receipt

Business Tax Certificate of Use Application

Home Based Business Application

Where & When to Apply

All initial applications for processing a "Business Tax/Certificate of Use" - (formally known as a Business Occupational License) must be submitted to our office within 15 days of tenant occupancy or start date on Division of Corporation - "Sunbiz". Any changes to an existing business must be submitted to our office within 15 days of the change. All applications must be submitted by a representative of the business who is knowledgeable with the business operations, location and who is also authorized to make payment for all applicable fees due.

Please contact the Business Licenses Department at 561-393-7937 if you have any questions.

You may also email your completed application packet in a PDF to:

Hours & Location

Please come in to the One-Stop center at 200 NW 2 Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Office hours are 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and on Wednesday until 3 P.M.

Sign in for Business Tax and we will ensure that all state license requirements have been met; Zoning requirements are in compliance and are signed off on the Palm Beach County Business Tax Application.

Inspections are required for your "Certificate of Use" and need to be scheduled. Further instructions will be given and all appropriate fees will be collected at the time of submittal.

The Business Tax Authority is located at:
City of Boca Raton
One Stop Center
200 NW 2 Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Any change requires an application to be filed within 15 days of the change(s) to avoid paying a penalty.