Planning and Zoning Department

Local business taxes (formerly known as occupational licenses) vary depending on the nature of business. A receipt is required for each place of business and for each separate classification at the same location. Receipts are transferable when there is a change of ownership, business location or trade name. Also, in order to operate a business a Certificate of Use is required to determine if that business is allowed to operate in a specific zoning district and under what conditions. Certificate of Use is not transferable.

  • A business located within the City of Doral is required to obtain both a city receipt and a County receipt.
  • Local Business Tax Receipts are issue for one year, beginning October 1 and expiring on September 30 of each year.
  • New requirements and procedure for Local Business Tax Receipts pursuant Ordinance No. 13-24
    • Local Business Tax Receipts Regulations and Procedures
    • Local Business Tax Receipts Adopted Fee Schedule
  • Certificate of Use has a one-time fee based on the business location square footage as follow:
    • All uses per square foot: $0.055
    • Minimum Fee: $174.00
    • Maximum Fee: $1,150.00
  • The Local Business Tax Receipt and Certificate of Use 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 City of Doral officers.
  • The Occupational License office must be notified in writing regarding any changes to the following: business name or ownership, location, number of employees, equipment, machines or any other contingency.
  • If the business ceases operation, the owner must return the Local Business Tax Receipt to the Occupational License office.
  • Some Local Business Tax Categories have specific additional requirements. Some applicants are eligible for exemptions.
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