Business Tax Receipts are issued by the Orange County Tax Collector. However, the process for obtaining a BTR begins with a review by the Orange County Zoning Division to ensure the proposed use is allowed in a particular location. To get started, submit a completed BTR application to the Zoning Division, located at 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, 1st floor. Once the review is complete and the fee is paid, go to the Orange County Tax Collector Office for approval, which is located in the Sun Trust Building at 200 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1600, Orlando, FL 32801.
If you are requesting a Mobile BTR, you will also need to bring a completed Residential Affidavit or a state-issued ID to the Zoning Division. Questions regarding operating a business out of your home are addressed in Sec. 38-79 (101), which outlines the conditions and prohibitions for home occupations.
A Use Permit may also be required. This permit is to confirm that the building you want to occupy is consistent with the building code requirements for that use. If you are changing the use of the space or the ownership of the business, a new Use Permit is required.