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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 813-274-3100.

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 http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/.

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 http://www.myflorida.com/ .

New Business applications and Foreclosure Registry applications may be obtained by visiting www.tampagov.net/businesstax

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.