Business Tax Receipts

What is a Business Tax Receipt?

A Business Tax Receipt (BTR), formerly known as an Occupational License, is required for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within the City limits. A separate Business Tax Receipt is required for each place and type of business.

How to Apply

The City of Dunedin has two different types of Business Tax Receipts; 1) for home-based businesses and 2) for commercial business locations. Please select the appropriate application below.

  1. Application for Business Tax Receipt (Home-Based)(PDF, 866KB)
  2. Application for Business Tax Receipt (Commercial Location)(PDF, 918KB)

Please bring your completed application to our offices. Taxes vary from $50.00 to $200.00 per classification based on square footage.

Annual renewal of your Business Tax Receipt is required by September 30th of each year. Renewal notices are mailed to receipt holders in August and due by September 30th. Please be sure to renew by September 30th to avoid penalties.


Do you qualify for a Business Tax Receipt exemption by State law? If so, please complete an Application for Local Business Tax Receipt Exemption(PDF, 232KB), attach the required proof of exemption, and submit them with your Business Tax Receipt Application.