Local Business Tax Receipt Applications


Effective January 1, 2007, per Florida Statutes Chapter 205.022, the new law changes the name of the Occupational License Tax to the "Local Business Tax". It adds an additional definition: the term "RECEIPT" means the document issued by the local governing authority, which bears the words "LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT".

Forms & Guidelines

In this section, you will find helpful information for Local Business Tax Receipts in the City of Cocoa, FL. Please refer to the links below for the applications you may download in this section.

In addition to the Local Business Tax Receipt Application, all home-based businesses must complete the Home Occupation Application for review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Division.

Handyman Forms

Home Occupation

Residential Rentals

It is unlawful for any property owner to operate or rent a residential rental dwelling unit without first paying a local business tax and obtaining a local business tax receipt as provided in Chapter 12 of the Code of the City of Cocoa. City Ordinance 08-2007, established in May 2007 sets standards for residential rental properties. Each property owner (or lessor) must have a local agent and provide necessary contact information to the City, a property owner can act as his/her own agent if they meet the requirements stated within the Ordinance.
Local Business Tax Receipt Application - Complete yellow highlighted sections only

Residential Rental Program Local Agent Registration Form
Rental Inspection Guidelines

Residential Rental Exemption Form - as of 3/31/2020