Business licenses (known as a Business Tax Certificate) are issued through the Treasure Island Community Development Department. Once obtained, the Business Tax certificate should be displayed at the place of business and in such a manner as to be open to the view of the public and subject to inspection.
Licenses are valid for each fiscal year beginning on October 1 and expiring on September 30. In mid-July to early August, courtesy renewal notices are mailed to each registered business and the appropriate license tax must be paid before October 1. If a business does not receive a renewal, it remains the responsibility of the business owner to ensure the license is renewed prior to October 1.
STATE REGULATED PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESSES
Professionals and businesses, such as physicians, engineers, real estate firms, mortgage brokers, restaurants, short term rentals, etc., must submit current Florida state certificate(s) when applying for a new or renewing Local Business Tax Receipt. The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s website provides information regarding certificates required and other additional information that may be helpful.
All short term rentals must have a permit from the State Division of Hotels and Restaurants (DBPR) to obtain their Business Tax receipt.
All businesses dealing with food must have a permit from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants (DBPR), State Agriculture Department or the State Health Department in order to obtain their Business Tax receipt.
Businesses such as sellers of travel, health studios, telemarketing, dance studios, pawn shops, motor vehicle repair shops and intrastate moving companies are regulated by the Florida Division of Consumer Services. These businesses must show evidence of registration when applying for the Local Business Tax. For questions regarding licensing requirements, contact the Florida Division of Consumer Services at (800) 435-7352 or visit their website at www.800helpfla.com.