To apply for a Local Business Tax Receipt, the application must be filled out and submitted to the Code Compliance Department located on the 3rd Floor of the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. There is a $10.00 application fee. For more information, call 305-792-1705.Read More »
When do I renew my business license?
Business licenses are renewable once a year on October 1st. The Local Business Tax Receipt is a privilege tax imposed by City Ordinance on every person, firm, partnership, or corporation engaged in business within the city. Local Business Tax Receipts are issued for one year, beginning October 1st and expiring on September 30th of each year. Receipts are required to …Read More »
How long does it take to acquire a local business tax receipt?
Once the applicant has provided the proper documentation, it usually takes about one week. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide city staff with the required applications and documentation in order to obtain their business licenses. Local Business Tax Receipts and Certificates of Use are usually issued within one week of collection of all essential documents and certifications.Read More »
I run a business and have a city business license, do I also need a county business license?
Yes, both a City Local Business Tax Receipt and Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt are required. Miami-Dade County requires its own separate Local Business Tax Receipt. After obtaining a city Local Business Tax Receipt, contact Miami-Dade Licensing Department for more information on their licensing process at 305- 375-5068.Read More »
What is a home-based business? Is a permit required to run a business out of one’s home?
A home-based business is a business that is conducted at a residential unit. A permit is required for a home-based business. According to City Code, Chapter 265: Zoning, Section 265-44, “Specific Use Regulations,” home occupation is the accessory use of a portion of a dwelling unit as a personal office or business, by a resident of the dwelling only. Home …Read More »
Can I start a business without first obtaining a City license?
It is illegal to start a business in the city of Sunny Isles Beach without first applying for and acquiring a Local Business Tax Receipt and a Certificate of Use. As per City Code, Section 197-2: Receipt required, from Chapter 197: Local Business Tax states that No person, either directly or indirectly, shall, within the City limits, engage in or …Read More »
What is a Certificate of Use?
A Certificate of Use is a document issued by the Code Compliance Department after verifying compliance with all City codes. According to City Code, Chapter 121: Certificates of Use, a Certificate of Use is, “A document issued by the Director of the Code Compliance and Licensing Department after verifying with the City Manager and his/her designee, as appropriate, that the …Read More »
How much does a City business license cost?
Fees for a city business license include: • Local Business Tax Receipt nonrefundable application fee – $10.00 • Certificate of Use nonrefundable application fee – $10.00 • Certificate of Use fee – $80.00 • Local Business Tax Receipt – Value varies depending on the type of business Non-profit organizations, persons sixty-five years of age or older, permanently disabled persons, and …Read More »
I want to open a beauty salon in my private home in Golden Shores. What do I do?
Home-based businesses are very strict. Section 265-44(H)(i) of the City’s Code of Ordinance does not allow for any customers or clients on site. This type of business will not be allowed in a home residence. For this business to be allowed it will require a variance of the code, and this variance is obtained by processing and acquiring a City Commission …Read More »