About Business Tax Division
The Business Tax Division is responsible for the assessment,
collection and receipting of businesses taxes authorized by
state law and city ordinance.
Rental Certificate registration and inspection questions
should be directed to the City of Tampa Department of
Neighborhood Empowerment. This was formerly known as Code
Enforcement and their contact number is 813-274-5545. The
Business Tax Division only collects the Business Taxes that
are associated with residential and commercial rentals. The
Business Tax Division does not issue rental certificates.
If your question is regarding zoning, outdoor food vendors,
food trucks, special events or written determinations,
please contact our Land Development Coordination Office at
If you have questions regarding a new business start up, the
Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center
provides assistance services at no charge. They may be
reached at 813-914-4028 or at
Please note that Chapter 205.194(1) Florida State Law
requires that all City taxpayers wishing to renew or to
obtain a new business tax receipt with the City must first
exhibit state licensure before the City may collect taxes
and issue a tax receipt. To determine if your business
requires state licensure, please visit
New Business applications and Foreclosure Registry
applications may be obtained by visiting
The Tax Office is located at 2105 N Nebraska Avenue, Tampa,
FL 33602 (813)274-8751.
Please note that all walk in transactions may also be
accomplished on the web and will reduce your wait time.