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Local Business Tax
In order to operate your business in Hollywood, you will need to apply for and obtain a local business tax receipt. Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a local business tax receipt is required pursuant to both state and local laws.

Customer Service & Office Hours

We are available to assist you regarding your inquiries pertaining to local business taxes including, but not limited to, business classification, estimated local business tax fees, how to apply for a local business tax receipt, and any other state or county licensing / certification requirements you may need prior to obtaining your receipt.
  • Hollywood City Hall
    2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 103 (first floor)
  • Ph: 954.921.3225
  • Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

Half Year Fee Policy

If you apply for your local business tax receipt on or after April 1 of the local business tax year, you are required to pay only 50 percent of the annual amount that would normally be due. The local business tax year is equal to the city's fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year.

Receiving & Posting Your Local Business Tax Receipt

Once your payment is received, your local business tax receipt will be mailed to you in approximately one week. Once you receive your local business tax receipt, it must be posted in a conspicuous place, visible to public inspection, usually at the front entrance.

New or Transferred Businesses

If you are opening a new business in the City of Hollywood, you will need to apply, in person, for a local business tax receipt in person.

Annual Renewal Of Your Local Business Tax Receipt

Local business tax receipt are valid from October 1 through September 30 each year. Prior to expiration, the city will mail you a courtesy reminder notice to renew your local business tax receipt for the next year. Your new local business tax receipt will be issued upon receipt of your payment of the annual renewal fee.

Changing Your Business Address Or Name, Or Selling Your Business

You are responsible for notifying the Local Business Tax office if any of the following occurs:
  • The business owner's address changes.
  • The name of the business is changed.
  • The owner of the business changes.
  • You change your business address.