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Business Tax Receipt Division

Pompano Beach City Hall is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 event. The majority of our staff are continuing to work remotely. We are still accepting submissions for permitting online, as well as through our new Dropbox, located on the North Side of City Hall. You can submit the following items in a sealed envelope:

- New Permit Applications & Corrections (include permit #)
- Business Tax Submissions & renewals
- Lien Search Requests & payments
- Planning & Zoning Submissions

Inspections will continue, but are limited to Commercial and Essential Permits at this time. We are temporarily setting the deadline for next day inspections at 4PM to allow Inspectors to prepare for the next day.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

Business Tax Receipt Information

The City is now accepting online credit card payments for Business Tax Receipt renewals. We accept the following credit cards online: American Express, MasterCard and Discover. Please note, those businesses that must show annual documentation will not be able to renew online.

The Click2gov portal also functions as a searchable Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Database. This convenient resource includes information such as business name, year a business was established, address, phone number and account number. If you have any concerns with the information in this database, please contact the Business Tax Receipt office at 954.786.4668 or 954.786.4633.

For a list of frequently asked questions please click here.

Renew your Business Tax Receipt Online - Click2gov

Guide to BTR Online Renewal and Contractor Registration Verification

Shop Pompano!

Whether you are a visitor or a resident, Pompano Beach is home to a wide diversity of great local businesses worthy of your support. From restaurants to drycleaners to marine parts warehouses and everything in between, odds are that you can find whatever you need right here in Pompano Beach.

For a complete list of our local businesses organized by business type click the link below. If you would like to find specific business information such as phone number, number of employees, etc., please use our searchable database at click2gov.

Pompano Beach Business Directory


100 West Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Lobby Hours Monday - Thursday 7am - 5:30pm
(applications not accepted after 5:00 pm)
Phone: 954.786.4668 or 954.786.4633
Fax: 954.786.4666

Business Tax Receipt Contacts
BTR Inspectors BTR Technicians BTR Supervisor
Inspector Map
Click here for map of area inspectors and zones

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Business Tax Receipt (BTR)? (Formerly known as an Occupational License.)

A BTR is a tax for the privilege of engaging in or managing a business, profession, or occupation within the city limits. (The Florida Legislature recently enacted legislation which amended references to Occupational License. Effective January 1st, 2007, the term "Occupational License was amended to read "Business Tax Receipt" and the term "Occupational License Fee" was amended to read "Business Tax Receipt.")

Do I need a City Business Tax Receipt if I have a Broward County Tax Receipt?

Yes. If your business is located inside the City of Pompano Beach city limits, a City issued BTR is required.

Which tax receipt do I obtain first?

Applicants should first obtain a BTR from the City of Pompano Beach prior to obtaining a Broward County Tax Receipt

What documents do I need to bring with me when applying for a BTR?

If you have a corporation, a copy of your certificate of incorporation, or a printed copy from Sun Biz is required. If you are using a fictitious name, a copy of your fictitious name registration with the Florida Department of State is required. If you are a contractor, a copy of your Broward County Certificate of Competency or State Certification is required. If you hold a State or County license of any type, a copy is required. If you are an auto repair shop of any type, a copy of your registration with the Department of Agriculture is required. If you are opening a restaurant or planning to sell food, please contact Department of Business and Professional Relations (DBPR).

Please contact the BTR Division at 954.786.4668 or 954.786.4633 to verify if any other documents are required.

Local Business Taxes

Beginning July 1st, 2015, at You can file an application for a new business tax receipt and/or change address information on an existing business tax receipt. For more information and assistance, please call 954-831-4000. Fax number: 954-357-5479.

The Local Business Tax (formerly known as Occupational License) is required of any individual or entity choosing to engage in or manage any business, profession or occupation in Broward County, unless specifically exempted. When you pay a Local Business Tax, you receive a Local Business Tax Receipt, which is valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30. Tax rates vary, depending on your business classification.

Renewal applications are mailed each July 1 to current, valid Local Business Tax Receipt holders, to the mailing address on record. If you do not renew your Local Business Tax Receipt by September 30, it becomes delinquent October 1, and you will be assessed a penalty if you attempt to renew for the following year.

If you do not receive your renewal notice, you should contact the Broward County Call Center at 954-831-4000. Fax number: 954-357-5479.

Questions or Applications can also be mailed to