The City of Hialeah Business Tax is a division of the Community Development Department that ensures businesses are operating with the proper business tax. Every separate location, branch, or outlet of the business will require a business tax receipt (formerly known as occupational license). Business Tax Receipts are transferable so long as a Notarized Bill of Sale is provided.

For more information please contact Business Tax Divisoin at (305) 883-5890.

Every business in the City of Hialeah must have proper business licenses. The following is a step-by-step guide to the proper procedure for applying for licenses in the City of Hialeah.

City of Hialeah
Occupational License Department
501 Palm Avenue, First Floor
Hialeah, Florida 33010
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

If your business uses a name other than your own personal one, it must be registered under the Fictitious Name Act. For further information please contact:

Secretary of State
The Division of Corporation
Fictitious Name Registration
P.O. Box 1300
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1300
(904) 488-9000

** This office will be able to give you the information packet. The Secretary of State Handles the Ficticious Name.

Records Dept. of the Clerk of Circuit Court
44 West Flagler Street
Eighth Floor
Miami, Fl 33130
(305) 275-1155

If you are opening your business in the City of Hialeah, you are required to find out zoning conformity (You must make sure Business can be conducted at this location before operation). For further information please contact: Planning and Development Department using the information below.

Planning Division
501 Palm Avenue, Second Floor
Hialeah, FL 33010
(305) 883-8075

*Certain businesses may require inspection or approval (HRS, Fire, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing, Building) prior to the issuance of the Zoning Conformity.

All business applying for a City of Hialeah Occupational License must obtain a application form from our department and must take to D.E.R.M. for approval in person to the following address:

111 NW 1st Street Tenth Floor
Miami, FL 33128
Tel (305)375-3330
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are opening your business in the City of Hialeah, you are required to comply with fire prevention. For further information please contact:

City of Hialeah Fire Department
Fire Prevention
83 East 5 Street, 2nd Floor
Hialeah, FL 33010
Tel (305) 883-6900

All businesses dealing with food must also have an approval from the Division of Hotel & Restaurant. For further information please contact:

Division of Hotel & Restaurant
8685 NW 21st Terrace Suite 111
Miami, Florida 33166
Tel. (305) 470-5680

*All Apartment Houses that have 5 units or more must also obtain a license from this Division.

All businesses dealing with food must have a Health Inspection. All grocery stores and food manufacturing establishments must receive a Food Permit from the following office.

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services
8600 NW 53 Street, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33166
Tel. (305) 470-6900

All restaurants applying for Liquor license must apply at the following office.**

Department of Business and Professional Regulations
Division of Alcoholic, Beverage and Tobacco
8685 NW 53 Terrace
Miami, FL 33166
Tel. (305) 470-6787

**Note: 2COP Liquor License, restaurant must have no less than 30 chairs located at tables and serve full meals (no sandwiches).

4COP-SRX Liquor License, restaurant must occupy 4,500 square feet or more under a permanent roof and serve 200 or more 

Once you have obtained your City of Hialeah Occupational License you will be required to have an Miami-Dade County Occupational license. For further information please contact:

Miami-Dade County
Occupational License
200 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33128
Tel. (305) 270-4949

Miami Dade County