Business Revenue Receipt

The City of Tamarac invites you to do business in our city. We offer expedited permitting, Business Revenue Receipt (Occupational License) issuances, Economic Development Programs, License Guides and a Builders Guide. We are here to assist you in opening your business and doing what we can to insure your success.

All businesses are required to be licensed by the City whether it is a Commercial Business or a Residential Business. Applications to obtain a business license (commercial or residential) may be downloaded from the Occupational Licenses section of our website, or may be picked up directly from the Community Development Department at City Hall,
7525 NW 88th Avenue
Room 206
Tamarac, FL 33321

Commercial Business License Requirements

  • Zoning approval
    • Special exception may be required for certain types of businesses
  • Drivers license or form of picture identification
  • Copy of garbage contract may be required for certain types of businesses
  • Broward County Occupational License must be obtained after the issuance of the City of Tamarac license
    • This may be done at 115 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954-831-4000
  • If you have a fictitious name, it must be registered with the Department of State and advertised in a local newspaper
    • A copy will be required with the application
  • If your business is a corporation, a copy of the corporate document will be required with the application

Residential Business License Requirements

  • Meet the Commercial Business License Requirements
  • A residential smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher with a service tag
  • 4-inch house numbers displayed on the property
  • Business applicant must live in residence

Approval Process

A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for commercial businesses and a Fire Safety Inspection is conducted for residential businesses. In both cases, zoning approval is necessary. The Business Revenue Staff will send out approved business license in the mail after all approvals and signatures have been obtained. This process normally takes three to five working days. The Business Revenue Staff is dedicated to helping you obtain your Business Revenue Receipt in a timely and friendly manner, and can be reached at 954-597-3537 for further information.