Business Tax Receipt

Business Tax Receipt (formerly an Occupational License)

The City of Davenport requires all business located and/or operating inside the city limits pay an annual Business Tax.  A receipt for payment of the Business Tax is commonly referred to as a Business Tax "Receipt."  Payment of such tax, however, does not constitute approval or certification or licensure by any governing authority responsible for overseeing or regulating a trade, practice, activity or service, etc.
In addition, if a business location is inside the city limits, Business Tax Receipts from both the City of Davenport and Polk County are required.
Zoning Designation 

The appropriate zoning designation is necessary for ALL businesses, including home businesses. Please check with the Zoning & Planning Department to make sure that the business is allowed in the zoning district.



State Sales Tax Number  Florida Department of Revenue
 Lakeland Office
 115 S. Missouri Avenue, #202
 Lakeland, FL  33801

 Social Security Number or
 Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

 Internal Revenue Service
 Lakeland Office
 2133 Harden Boulevard
 Lakeland, FL  33803


Additional Requirements