BTR (Business Tax)

Location/Hours: 
3301 Quantum Blvd, Suite 101, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 • Location/Directions 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Phone: 561-742-6350 

Renew Business Tax Receipt online
Need assistance? Find answers to common BTR questions  in the FAQ section below. 


Important Forms:

Business Tax is a unit of the Development Services Department and is responsible for regulating all businesses providing services or performing work within the City limits. All new businesses, including home based businesses, are required to obtain a business tax receipt before commencing work.

Verification of zoning, occupancy use and any environmental requirements associated with operating a business in Boynton will occur before a receipt is issued. All new business locations are inspected to ensure compliance with life/safety, building, environmental and zoning code requirements.

Submittals and/or re-submittals will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. due to the time required for processing and payment of fees.  Only inquiries or pick up of previously processed items will be conducted between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.   

The Business Tax team also verifies any state or local licensing which may be required. Depending on the nature of the business, some of the agency verifications which may be required are: Health Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Department of Business and Finance, Construction Industry Licensing Board, and Florida Department of State, to name a few.

Business tax receipts must be renewed annually by September 30*.

Please note that any owner renting their property for a period of six months or less is subject to pay tourist development taxes, which is 5% of the gross rental charges collected.  Learn more.

Regular rentals also need a Business Tax Receipt.

For information on Tax Exemptions, FL Statutes - Title XIV  Chapter 205,   Local Business Taxes, please click here.

How do I schedule a BTR inspection for my residential rental property?
*After your Application for Certificate of Use has been registered and all fees paid, you must schedule an inspection within 30 days. For 4 units or less, call Code Compliance (561-742-6120). For over 4 units, call Fire Rescue at (561-742-6600).

What do the inspectors look for in my rental property? 
*The specific requirements are provided on pg. 2 of the Rental Property Application for Certificate of Use Form.

What do I do if my business location has moved, but still in the City?
When you change the location of your business, you must submit a new Application for Business Certificate of Use and all required documents. There is also a transfer fee involved and you must schedule an inspection online with the Business Compliance Inspector or by calling 561-742-6350.

What do I do if my business location has moved out of the City limits?
Please notify the City of Boynton Beach that your business has relocated or closed. You can do this by letter to City of Boynton Beach/BTR, 3301 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 or submitting and email to OLMailbox@BBFL.US.

What do I do if I change my business name?
When your business name changes, you will need to submit a new Application for Business Certificate of Use along with all required documents. A fee is involved in the change, and you must schedule an inspection online with the Business Compliance Inspector or call 561-742-6350.

What do I do if the business has a change of ownership? 
When any ownership is changed, submit a new Application for Business Certificate of Use along with the required documents. A fee is involved in the change, and you must schedule an inspection online with the Business Compliance Inspector or call 561-742-6350.

What is the order of licensing for Palm Beach County/Boynton Beach?
Your business needs to be licensed with the City of Boynton Beach first, and then a copy of your business tax license can accompany your application to Palm Beach County.

What classification does my new business fall under?
Find your classification by entering in keywords to describe your business here.

What is the penalty fee schedule for late BTR renewal? 
All business tax renewals are due on or before September 30 of every year.   Any payments received after September 30th is assessed a penalty fee at the following fee rate:

  • 10/1 to 10/31     5% of the Business Tax Receipt Fee        
  • 11/1 to 11/30     10% of the Business Tax Receipt Fee        
  • 12/1 to 12/31     15%   of the Business Tax Receipt Fee        
  • 1/1/ to 9/30     25%   of the Business Tax Receipt Fee