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Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
2nd Floor
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Development Service Center: (727) 562-4567
Code Compliance: (727) 562-4720


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Hours of Operation:
Development Service Center:
  Mon.-Tues. 8:00am-4:30pm
  Wed. 8:00am-2:30pm
  Thurs.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm
Code Compliance:
  Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm

Doing Business in Clearwater

  • All businesses located within the city limits of Clearwater shall obtain a Business Tax Receipt prior to the commencement of business or the practice of a profession.


  • All businesses located outside the city limits of Clearwater who desire to transact business in the City of Clearwater are required to register.


  • Business tax year is October 1 to September 30 of the following year.


  • Renewal Period begins July 1, Business Tax Receipts not renewed on or before September 30 shall pay a late fee.

What You Will Need to Apply For A:

New Business License

Business Registration

How To Pay Your Business Tax Receipt Online

Renew Your Business Tax Receipt Online

Renew online or by mail if there are no changes to the:

Business address,
Business name,
Business ownership,
Mailing address

For any changes call 727-562-4567 for instruction or
renew at our office.

Payment accepted:
Check, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express

No Service Charge