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All businesses prior to operating their business are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt. No applications will be processed if mailed. All applications must be brought in to our office.
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The Business Tax receipt is for the purposes of the City of Hialeah granting you the privilege of engaging any business, profession, or occupation within the City limits. A business tax is required, pursuant to local code and state laws, and as well to be able to operate a business from a commercial or residential location. Business Tax receipts are valid commencing October 1st through September 30th of each fiscal year. As a courtesy reminders are mailed prior to expiration of your business tax.
Forms can be obtained on the Forms and Instructions page or in our office.
Yes, the City issues home-based business tax receipts; however, it is for limited business types. Remember the following:
Yes. It is unlawful to sell any fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ice cream on the street within the City of Hialeah limits until proper Business Tax has been issued.
Yes. All businesses operating within City limits will be required to obtain a City of Hialeah Business tax prior to obtaining a Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt.
All business tax fees can be paid at our office or by mail. Acceptable forms of payment are the following:
In the event that any of the following occur:
If any changes occur you will be required to notify the city of the changes immediately. In addition, you will be required to complete a Business Tax Receipt Application (PDF) and provide a notarized bill of sale or merger documents (if there is a change of ownership or if business merged) and it must be submitted to DERM with exception of change of address, in which it would require approval from both Planning and Zoning Division and DERM.