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Business Tax Division

The City of St. Petersburg has been made aware of a potential phishing email scam requesting business information. Any questions or concerns you may have regarding your account or the methods by which our Business Tax Division communicates with business owners, please contact us at 727-893-7241.

Business Tax Receipt

Apply  or  Renew

General Information:

Public Vehicle Certificates
Do you operate a public vehicle(s) used for transportation for hire of up to 29 passengers including the driver where new fares begin within St. Petersburg City limits? If so you need a public vehicle certificate, learn more at 

Fictitious Name Registration   

This registration must be completed prior to an application for a Business tax receipt. This does not apply to corporations or to those certified with DB&PR. You may register on-line at or contact them at 850-488-9000.   

Public Service Tax
If you are collecting a Public Service Tax for the sale of Metered or Bottled Gas and/or Fuel Oil you will need to submit this form on a monthly basis.

Applying Fertilizer - If you are applying fertilizer you must obtain a certificate of training through Pinellas County Extensions before we can add this type of service to your business tax certificate. For details

Federal Employer Identification Number / Social Security Number
Florida Statues require that you provide us with either your business' Federal Employer Identification number or your social security number. 1-800-829-4933.

State Registration
The State of Florida requires various businesses to register with the Department of Agriculture. Division of Consumer Services, 1-800-435-7352

If you wish to file as a corporation, contact: The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314. Phone: 850-488-9000

Social Security Tax
For social security tax information, contact the Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213, Local office: 727-893-3176

State Sales Tax Number
To apply for a state sales tax number, contact: Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Division, 19337 US Highway 19 N., Suite 200, Clearwater FL 34624-3149 Phone: 727-538-7400

Workers' Compensation
The office for Workers' Compensation, is at 1313 Tampa Street #503, Tampa, FL 33602 Phone: 813-221-6506

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