Business Tax Receipts (BTR)


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How to Obtain a Business Tax Receipt

NOTE: No Business Tax Receipt shall be issued until a Certificate of Use for the location has been issued.

You may apply for a Business Tax Receipt (previously Occupational License) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, in the Business Tax Office, located at 150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. If you have questions regarding the status of the Business Tax Receipts, please call us at (954) 480-4333.

Step 1 

Obtain and fill out a Certificate of Use (CU) application and a Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Application.

Step 2

Submit the CU Application to the Planning & Zoning Division, located at 150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach FL 33441. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) is required at the time the application is filed.

Step 3

Once the CU is received, submit the BTR application to the Business Tax Office, located at 150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach FL 33441. After payment (cash, check, or credit card) is processed the BTR can be picked up the next business day. It is the applicant’s responsibility to call the Business Tax Office at (954) 480-4333 to confirm that the BTR is available for pick-up.

Step 4

A Broward County Business Tax Receipt is also required in addition to the City of Deerfield Beach Tax Receipt. See below for Broward County BTR contact information. 

Broward County Business Tax 
Revenue Collection Division Governmental Center Annex (Ground Floor) 
115 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Phone: 954-765-4697 
www.broward.org


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Contact Information

Broward County Business Tax
Revenue Collection Division
Governmental Center Annex
(Ground Floor)
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
954-765-4697
www.broward.org

Division of Hotels & Restaurants
(State License)
Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
5080 Coconut Creek Parkway,
Suite A Margate, FL
850-487-1395
www.myfloridalicense.com

Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (State License)
Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
5080 Coconut Creek Parkway
Suite A Margate, FL
954-917-1350
www.myfloridalicense.com

Department of Business & Professional Regulations
850-487-1395
www.myfloridalicense.com


Florida Department of Revenue - State Sales Tax
Florida Sunrise Tower
3111 University Dr. Suite 511
Coral Springs, FL
954-346-3000
www.myflorida.com

Federal Employer I.D. Number (EIN)  
800-829-4933 / 800-829-3676
www.IRS.gov

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
850-488-3022
www.freshfromflorida.com

Better Business Bureau
800-834-1267
www.bbb.org

Small Business Administration
305-536-5521
www.sba.gov

Department of Corporations/Fictitious Names
Tallahassee, FL
850-488-9000 / 850-245-6058
www.sunbiz.org

City Staff Contacts

Planning & Zoning
954-480-4206

Building Division
954-480-4250

Economic Development / CRA
954-480-4317

Solid Waste
954-480-4386

Utility Billing
954-480-4276

Code Enforcement
954-480-4241