The Tax Collector of Indian River County collects a Local Business Tax from businesses located in the unincorporated areas of Indian River County only. Businesses located in the incorporated cities and towns in Indian River County should check with their local entity. Local Business Taxes can be paid at the Tax Collector's Office.
The annual Local Business Tax is $40.00 for all businesses.
Payment of the Local Business Tax gives an individual or business the privilege of doing business in the unincorporated areas of Indian River County. It does not constitute the approval of any governing authority responsible for overseeing and/or regulating a trade, practice, activity or service, etc.
If your business or profession is regulated by the State of Florida or any governing authority, a copy of the documents (i.e., State License, Certificate of Competency, Bar Card, etc.) provided by the State of Florida or governing authority as proof of your compliance will be required with your application for a Local Business Tax Receipt.
As of October 1, 1994, if applicable, a current copy of the Fictitious Name Registration is required in order to receive a Local Business Tax receipt. Please contact the Florida Department of State to obtain a Fictitious Name Registration at https://sunbiz.org.
For businesses located within city limits, contact the appropriate city for information:
To obtain a Florida Sales Tax Number, please contact the Florida Department of Revenue at (772) 429-2900.
Federal Identification Numbers can be obtained from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-4933.
The Local Business Tax is in addition to and not in lieu of any other license required by law, municipal, or county ordinance, and is subject to regulations of zoning, health, and any other lawful authority.
if you are located in the unincorporated area of Indian River County and you are operating your business out of your home you must also obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the Code Enforcement Department of Community Development. Applications may be obtained from Code Enforcement, 1801 27th Street - Building A, Vero Beach, FL 32960, (772) 226-1249 or see Home Occupation Permit Application. Home Occupation Permit applications cannot be processed on-line. Please take or mail your completed application with your payment to Code Enforcement.
The following documentation is needed to obtain a Local Business Tax receipt:
Local Business Tax applications may be obtained from the Tax Collector's Office or see the Local Business Tax Application form.
If you operate your business from your home, in addition to the Local Business Tax, you will need to complete the County Planning Home Occupation Qualification Form and submit it with your Local Business Tax Application to the Tax Collector's Office.