Formerly Known As an Occupational License

Businesses Operating in Pasco County

Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as Occupational Licenses) are required for most businesses operating in Pasco County and they are created and maintained through our Pasco County Tax Collector offices.  

The following information is typically required to complete the Business Tax Receipt application:

  • Type of business, business name,  physical location of the business, mailing address, telephone number, owner / manager name and telephone number
  • Fictitious name registration or statement of exemption
  • Federal Employer ID Number or Social Security Number
  • Copy of state, county, or other regulatory license (if applicable)
  • Date business opened in Pasco County

Here are links to create, renew or make changes to your Business Tax Receipt (BTR):

Apply for a new BTR Online: Business Tax Receipt Application 

Edit an existing BTR Online: BTExpress Tax System (for an update to the mailing address only, see below)

Locations to acquire a BTR Form: Tax Collector Locations

If you are a contractor, you must also register with Contractor Licensing prior to performing any construction work. It is the contractor's responsibility to ensure that all licensing information on file with Pasco County is current.

Business Operating within City Limits

After acquiring a Pasco County Business Tax Receipt (you should have this proof handy), the Cities also require submission of a Business Tax Application: 

Port Richey: City Business Tax Application

New Port Richey: City Business Tax Application

Dade City: City Business Tax Application

City of San Antonio: City Business Tax Application

Town of Saint Leo: City Business Tax Certificate Application

Not sure if your business is within a City designation? Check out the Pasco County Property Appraiser site, enter the project address, click on the corresponding parcel/address, and look for the jurisdiction listing.  It will look like this: 

Jurisdiction text box on the Pasco County Property Appraiser page

Am I Exempt?

To find out if you are exempt from Business Tax fees or a Business Tax Receipt altogether, information can be provided by the Tax Collector's Office and scroll down to "Business Tax Exemptions".

  1. Lost Receipt
  2. Mailing Address Change
  3. Update Receipt

Look up your Business Tax Receipt here Version Options Business Tax Receipts Headline Need a New Tax Receipt? Version Options Business Tax Receipts Headline

Lost Business Tax Receipt 

Duplicate Business Tax Receipts are issued at no fee to a business that has lost a Business Tax Receipt. Duplicate Business Tax Receipts are available at all Tax Collector Locations.

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