Local Business Tax Receipts

A Local Business Tax Receipt (BTR) is the method by which the City Council grants the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within its jurisdiction. It does not mean any fees or licenses paid to any board, commission, or officer for permits, registration, examination, or inspection. Unless otherwise provided by law, these are deemed to be regulatory and in addition to, but not in lieu of, any local business tax imposed under the provisions of chapter 205, Florida Statutes. 

A local business tax is required for the following:

  • Any person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city, for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within the city,
  • Any person who transacts any business or engages in any occupation or profession in interstate commerce, if such tax is not prohibited by section 8 of article 1 of the United States Constitution.  

How To Apply For Your Business Tax Receipt

You can apply for new Business Tax Receipts online at www.itsmymaitland.com/btr.  After you create or login to your account, you can apply for new Business Tax Receipt or Professional Business Tax Receipt from the License section of the Permits menu. 

For local business tax receipt forms and information, please feel free to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (below) or send an e-mail to the Business Tax Receipt office.

Processing Fees

Residential (Home-Based Business)$10
Non-Residential ( 0 to 1,000 Square Feet)$25
Non-Residential ( Over 1,000 Square Feet)$35

Local Business Tax Receipt Fee (Per Year)

The fee for October through September is $150.50. Prorated quarterly:


Professional Local Business Tax Receipt Fee

The professional local business tax receipt fee is $15.05. This is the fee per person in a Maitland business who needs a  license or certification to perform their job duties (see City Code section 9-14.1.)

Transfer Fee (Including Name or Address Changes)

The transfer fee is $10.

Duplicate Tax Receipt Fee

The duplicate tax receipt fee is $10.

Credit Card Payments

Please note, as of October 1, 2020, there will be a 2.5% convenience fee added for credit card payments.