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Local Business Tax Receipt

A Local Business Tax Receipt is a tax imposed by City Ordinance on every person, firm, partnership, or corporation engaged in business within the city. This tax is collected through the Code Compliance Department. Business owners cannot open and operate their businesses until after the tax has been paid and all required documentation has been submitted. Part of the documentation required is a Certificate of Use, which is also issued by the Code Compliance Department.

To initiate the Local Business Tax Receipt application process, applicants must complete an application and pay a $10.00 application fee.

The City requires a business to apply, obtain, and pay the Local Business Tax Receipt for each business classification.

First Time Applicants

First-time applicants must fill out an application and submit it in-person at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 3rd Floor, 18070 Collins Avenue.

Local Business Tax Receipt Application

Prior to obtaining a Local Business Tax Receipt, each business must obtain a Certificate of Use.

Certificate of Use Application


Local Business Tax Receipts must be renewed each fiscal year, by September 30, and are valid until September 30 of the following year. A penalty fee is charged for late renewals, and fines and penalties are issued by the Code Enforcement Officer, to businesses that do not obtain the LBTR. A renewal is considered late starting on October 2.

*The City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 13-20, suspending late payment penalties set forth in Section 121-5(A) of the City’s Code of Ordinances related to Certificates of Use, and those set forth in Section 197-6(A) pertaining to Business Tax Receipts.

Online Renewals Now Available

Online renewal is now available for Local Business Tax Receipts and Certificates of Use. Please follow the steps below to initiate your renewal.

Step 1: Send an email to businesslicensing@sibfl.net to request the portal access code for your company.

Step 2: Visit the online portal

Step 3: Click the sign-up button and create your account, be sure to enter the access code that was provided to you.

Step 4: Once you are logged in, use the “My Applications” section on the right-hand side of the screen. After you click view, you will then be able to pay and upload all the necessary documents required.

In-Person Renewals

Renewals may also be submitted in-person. Fill out an application and submit it to the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 3rd Floor, 18070 Collins Avenue. Applications are also available at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center.

Displaying Receipts

Once paid, the Local Business Tax Receipt must be displayed conspicuously at your place of business and in such a manner as to be open to the view of the public and subject to inspection by all duly authorized officers of the city.

County Tax Also Required

Pay your Local Business Tax Receipt first and then contact Miami Dade County at 305-375-5068, for a location near you. Both City and County taxes are required to be paid.

Notify City of Any Changes

The City’s Code Compliance Department must be notified immediately regarding any change in the business status. The Local Business Tax Receipt must be returned should a business cease operations.

For more information, call the Code Compliance Department at 305.792.1875.