Applying For Local Business Tax Receipt

To apply:

  • Any business in St. Lucie County must also contact St. Lucie County Property Appraiser regarding the tangible tax.
  • If you are creating a fictitious name (which is any name other than your legal first/last name), you must contact SunBiz and receive a registration number.
  • Once you receive the email notification that your application has been approved, you may pay online through our website’s public access system and print your business tax receipt.
  • You will need to find out the jurisdiction in which your business is located. You can go to St. Lucie County Property Appraiser's website and search your location to determine if it is in the unincorporated area of St. Lucie County, City of Fort Pierce, City of Port St. Lucie, or St. Lucie Village. The following documents are required prior to submitting your application.
    • If located in the unincorporated area of St. Lucie County, you must receive a Zoning Compliance from Planning and Zoning and a Hazardous Waste Screening from the Health Department.
      • If located within the City of Port St. Lucie, you must receive your City of Port St. Lucie Business Tax Receipt.
      • If located within St. Lucie Village, you must receive their approval.
      • If your business is regulated by a state or county agency, a copy of your current license or certification must be submitted with your application.
      • If located within the City of Fort Pierce, you must receive your City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Receipt.