Hendry County Tax Collector
Peggy Hampton

Hendry County Tax Collector
Peggy Hampton

Local Business Tax

A Local Business Tax is issued by the Tax Collector for the privilege of operating a business. Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public, even through a one-person company or home based occupation must obtain a county permit to operate. In some cases, if a business performs several functions, it may be necessary to acquire more than one Local Business Tax.

Before a Hendry County Local Business Tax can be issued, a business must meet all conditions required by city, county, state, or federal agency regulations, which apply to that business or occupation.

In Hendry County, a business located within a city limit requires both a municipal license and a county tax to operate. If the nature of a business takes employees inside a city limit to conduct business, even though the business establishment is in the county, it may be necessary to obtain a city license also.

Local Business Tax vary depending on the nature of the business or occupation. The number of employees, equipment and seating capacity are a few variables that may be included in the cost factor.

Local Business Tax are renewed annually in August and September. If you have ANY changes to be
made to your existing Local Business Tax you must contact or come in to one of our offices to make the changes. The permit is valid through September 30th of the following year. New Local Business Tax are issued any time during the year, and are prorated April 1st, at which time half-year fees apply. Failure to renew Local Business Tax subjects the owner to delinquent fees. All businesses must maintain a current Local Business Tax.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to report to the Tax Collectors' Office a change of address, name change, or ownership transfer.

Local Business Tax

A Local Business Tax is issued by the Tax Collector for the privilege of operating a business. Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public, even through a one-person company or home based occupation must obtain a county permit to operate. In some cases, if a business performs several functions, it may be necessary to acquire more than one Local Business Tax.

Before a Hendry County Local Business Tax can be issued, a business must meet all conditions required by city, county, state, or federal agency regulations, which apply to that business or occupation.

In Hendry County, a business located within a city limit requires both a municipal license and a county tax to operate. If the nature of a business takes employees inside a city limit to conduct business, even though the business establishment is in the county, it may be necessary to obtain a city license also.

Local Business Tax vary depending on the nature of the business or occupation. The number of employees, equipment and seating capacity are a few variables that may be included in the cost factor.

Local Business Tax are renewed annually in August and September. If you have ANY changes to be
made to your existing Local Business Tax you must contact or come in to one of our offices to make the changes. The permit is valid through September 30th of the following year. New Local Business Tax are issued any time during the year, and are prorated April 1st, at which time half-year fees apply. Failure to renew Local Business Tax subjects the owner to delinquent fees. All businesses must maintain a current Local Business Tax.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to report to the Tax Collectors' Office a change of address, name change, or ownership transfer.

Local Business Tax

Local Business Tax