What is a Business Tax Receipt?

If you engage or manage any business, profession, or occupation within the City of Coconut Creek, you will need to apply for and obtain a Business Tax Receipt (BTR).  Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a BTR is required pursuant to both state and local law.  If your business has more than one location, a separate BTR is required for each location.  Payment of this tax receipt does not certify or imply any competence of the licensee.  All businesses must comply with zoning codes and inspections. 

Business Tax Receipt Documents

New or Transferred Businesses

Prior to opening a new business, relocating or transferring an existing business within the City, download the appropriate application, fill it out completely and submit it to City Hall along with any required documents, and payment. 

BTR Renewals

BTR’s expire annually on September 30th and must be renewed before to avoid late penalties.  Refer to Municode for information on delinquent fees. 

To renew your business tax receipt online, you will need your Business ID number or Business Name (only enter ONE) and a credit card.  If you have any questions you can email us at BTR@coconutcreek.net or call 954-973-6752.

Getting Started

The State of Florida has a helpful “how-to” guide for opening a business. Go to Sunbiz or My Florida to get started.  Once your business name has been registered, download the City Business Tax Receipt Application with the required documents checklist.