To: Local Business Owners
From: Al Minner, Leesburg City Manager
Re: ELIMINATION OF LEESBURG'S BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT PROGRAM
On behalf of the Leesburg City Commission, I am happy to report that at the July 13, 2020 Regular Meeting, the Mayor and Commission unanimously voted to repeal the requirement for an annual Business Tax Receipt. The effect of this action is to eliminate the need for local businesses to obtain and annually renew a City of Leesburg Tax Receipt. The repeal will be effective for Fiscal Year 2021, starting October 1, 2020.
During these challenging times, our Commissions' desire to eliminate this annual tax helps demonstrate Leesburg's commitment to local businesses. If there are any questions, or if further information is needed, please contact us at (352)728-9760.
Leesburg City Manager
FOR NEW BUSINESSES STARTING IN THE CITY OF LEESBURG
1. 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.
2. Contact the Building Division and fill out a Change of Use/Occupancy permit application, and submit with a copy of the floorplan.
3. After the permit is issued, the tenant will call for their fire inspection. When the inspection passes, a CO will be issued and the business can open.