City of Winter Garden, FL

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Business Tax Division (formerly known as Occupational Licenses)
Community Development Department

Business Tax Division of the
Community Development Department

Winter Garden City Hall
300 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm


Colene Rivera
Customer Service Representative
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 2021

Martha (Bren) Allen
Customer Service Representative
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 2304


Orange County Business Tax

All businesses operating within the City of Winter Garden must obtain a Business Tax Receipt before opening. This applies to:

  • New business
  • Making changes to a current business
  • Renewing existing business

If a business operates without a valid Business Tax Receipt, an additional penalty of 25% may be charged.

  1. Business Tax Year is from October 1 through September 30. Tax fees are prorated after April 1 for a half-year fee.
  2. After you pay your business tax, the business must be inspected and by the Fire Department to meet all applicable state and city code requirements. You will be contacted to make arrangements for your inspection.
  3. Businesses which require a State License or Health Department approval will have to provide copies of those approvals prior to the issuance of a tax receipt.
  4. Federal ID or Social Security Numbers must be provided as well as some form of valid identification of the owner(s) such as a Driver's License.
  5. An Orange County Business Tax will have to be paid AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ISSUED THE WINTER GARDEN BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT.
    Orange County Business Tax
    200 S. Orange Ave, Suite 1600
    Orlando, FL
    Phone: 407.836.5650

If you have any question regarding zoning and whether your type of business would be allowed in a particular district, please call the Winter Garden Zoning Department at 407.656.4111