Business Tax Receipts

(352) 728-9786, ext 1701  FAX (352) 326-6617
Business Tax Receipt General E-MAIL

8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. MONDAY - FRIDAY

** Online Payments for Business Tax Receipts (BTR) is now Available.** You must log in to pay your bill on line.  If you do not have a log in, you can easily create one and pay your bill within a short amount of time. 

If you receive an error when you click on the Renew button in the online application,  please send an email to and request to have your business set to the renewed state.  Check your account in 2 business days, and proceed with your payment.  This is a bug that is being addressed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

**Renewal notices for Business Tax Receipts will be mailed out the first week in July.  After renewing your BTR, you should receive your new certificate within 10-14 business days.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing of Business Tax Registration applications.

By City ordinance, anyone doing business in the City of Leesburg is required to have a business tax receipt. The specific citation for the business tax receipts is included in Part II Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14, Licenses and Business Regulations, Article II. Business Tax Receipts.

Prior to conducting any business activity, it would be in the best interest of the business owner to verify with City of Leesburg Planning & Zoning that the real estate parcel on which the business is located is properly zoned for the intended business activities.

If your Business Tax Registration Application is for Property Management, please indicate if it is for Commercial or Residential.  Also, please list the address(es) on a separate page.

If your business has closed, the Business Tax Receipt office must be notified in writing.

The City of Leesburg Online Business Tax Services enables citizens to view tax receipt information over the Internet.  Citizens can search for businesses and pay any outstanding balances for current and prior year tax periods. 

Some businesses are required to have state licenses. The Florida Division of Corporations (also known as and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  regulate a wide variety of businesses; some professions have their own state licensing agency.

Below are some helpful state links for area business owners:
Florida Division of Corporations 
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services