Orchid Business Tax Receipts
Orchid Business Tax Receipt Info.
With the adoption of Ordinance No. 2009-03, the Town of Orchid established a local business tax pursuant to Chapter 205, Florida Statutes. Rates are pursuant to Section 205.0315, Florida Statutes.
To maintain a business in the Town of Orchid, all businesses must pay a Town business tax and obtain a business tax receipt on an annual fiscal basis. This tax is levied for the privilege of engaging in a business, trade or occupation within our Town. Read more information HERE. 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 handles the issuance of business tax receipts and maintains a complete listing of all businesses taxed in our Town. Any complaints concerning business practices 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 HERE. You will need to submit the completed forms via mail or in-person, please do not email or fax the forms.
Payment 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. View the fee schedule HERE. Please feel free to contact Town Hall via telephone with any questions: 772-581-2770, ext. 1.
Town Hall: 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967, Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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. Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the business owner to acquire all licenses required by law.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not wish your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Town Administration or its officials. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.