Get a Business Tax Receipt (BTR)

Are you opening a new business and have finished your CU (or you didn't need one)? Every business needs to obtain a Business Tax Receipt to operate in the City (also known as an Occupational License). 

In addition, every business is also required to obtain a Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License).

NOTE: We strongly recommend you meet with an experienced City staff member (address below) to discuss your application ahead of time.  This will help to avoid mistakes and delays.


Finalize Certificate of Use (CU), if Necessary

Most businesses need a CU before they can get a BTR (exceptions include peddlers). 

Get a Certificate of Use (CU)

Fill out the BTR Form

You need to print and fill out this form and deliver it in-person to the below address. You can also get this form and fill out in-person (it takes roughly 60 minutes). 

BTR Form

Bring Completed BTR to Review with Finance Department

You need to review your application with the Finance department, who will inform you of any missing documents or necessary changes. 

Located at: 444 SW 2nd Avenue 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 416-1918

Address any Outstanding Issues, Get Approval

  • The City will let you know any problems that need to be addressed with your BTR in-person.
  • If your package is approved, an invoice will be provided to you. 

Pay Invoice

Pay online using your customer # or in-person at the 4th floor cashier.  

Pay Invoice

Go Back to Finance Department to get Temporary License

You will receive your permanent license via mail within four to six weeks.

Don't Forget the Miami-Dade County Process

Every business is also required to get a Miami-Dade Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License).

Apply to County