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ORCHID BUSINESS TAX RECEIPTS
Orchid Business Tax Receipt Info.
The Town of Orchid has, by amendment through two public hearings, passed Ordinance 2009-03 which establishes a local business tax pursuant to Chapter 205, Florida Statutes. Rates are pursuant to Section 205.0315, Florida Statutes.
To read the Ordinance in its entirety
Each person who shall engage in, transact or manage or be the agent for any business or who shall perform or offer to perform services or sell goods, advertise goods for sale or perform services or solicit or advertise the performance of services for any of the businesses, professions or occupations mentioned in the fee schedule shall first procure a local business tax receipt from the Town and shall, upon procuring the receipt and before the issuance of the receipt, pay the amount of local business tax required as provided in section 10-40.
To conduct business in the Town of Orchid, all businesses must pay a Town business tax. This tax is for the privilege of engaging in a business, trade or occupation within our Town. Please note that some businesses require a State license, as well, and we require a copy of this license prior to issuing the Town’s Business Tax Receipt. See the links at the bottom of the page for more information.
The Town Manager office maintains a complete listing of all businesses taxed in our Town and can answer inquiries regarding these businesses. Any complaints concerning business practices, however, should be addressed to the Better Business Bureau (407-621- 3300).
To apply for a Business Tax Receipt, call 772-581-2770 or visit Town Hall at the below address. You may also download the application for the Business Tax Receipt and related Ownership information with the below buttons. You will need to submit the completed forms via mail or in-person, please do not email or fax the forms.
Business Tax Receipt fees are processed through Town of Orchid Town Hall. Payment of these fees may be made by cash, check or money order at Town Hall. You may submit your paperwork in-person or via mail, we cannot accept these via email or fax. Please feel free to contact Town Hall via telephone with any questions: 772-581-2770.
Town Hall address: 7707-1 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967
State License and Regulation Information
Some businesses are required to have state licenses. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation regulate a wide variety of businesses; some professions have their own state licensing agency. Below are some helpful state links for area business owners: