How to prepare a business/occupational license tax application


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COLLIER COUNTY BUSINESS/OCCUPATIONAL

LICENSE TAX INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE -- COLLIER COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

COLLIER COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE DEPARTMENT

2800 N. HORSESHOE DRIVE

NAPLES FL 34104

(239) 403-2477

FAX (239) 643-4788

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HOW TO PREPARE A BUSINESS/OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX APPLICATION
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: The Business/Occupational License Tax Application should be

prepared whenever a new business is established to a new owner or location.
ITEM EXPLANATION:

1) BUSINESS NAME - The name under which you will do business. Proof of

business name registration is required.

2) ADDRESS OF BUSINESS LOCATION - Enter the address of the business physical

location.

2a) RESIDENCE USED AS AN OFFICE - Check yes or no for in-home occupation.

3) BUSINESS MAILING ADDRESS - Enter the address you want you mail sent to.

4) BUSINESS OWNER OR QUALIFIER'S NAME - Enter the name of the individual who

owns the business or the qualifying agent for the company.

5) OWNER OR QUALIFIER'S RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS - Enter the address of the person

identified in item 4.

6) TELEPHONE - Self explanatory.

7) LEGAL FORM OF BUSINESS - Check appropriate box.

8) OPENING DATE OF BUSINESS OR DATE ASSUMED - Enter approximate date or year

the business was or will be opened.

9 BUSINESS WITHIN CITY LIMITS OF NAPLES - Is business physical location inside the

city limits. Check yes or no.

9a) FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNLESS THIS INFORMATION IS OBTAINED.

10) TYPE OF BUSINESS CONDUCTED - Enter a description of the service(s) or product(s)

that will be for sale at the place of business.

11) FILL IN APPROPRIATE AREAS - Answer only the questions which pertain to your

business.

12) STATE LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE NUMBER - Application will not be processed for

contractors, attorneys and regulated professionals, unless a copy of the state license or

certification is received.




COLLIER COUNTY BUSINESS/OCCUPATIONAL

LICENSE APPLICATION

2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples FL 34104

239-403-2477

Website: www.colliertax.com

Make Check Payable to: Collier County Tax Collector

CHECK ONE: Date _________________________

___ Original Application Classification ___________________

___ Transfer of License # _________ Code Number _____ - _____ - _____

___ Renewal of License # _________ License Amount ________________

Occupational Agent: _________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

1) BUSINESS NAME - __________________________________________________________

2) BUSINESS ADDRESS - _______________________________________________________

2a) IS RESIDENCE USED AS AN OFFICE - _______ Yes _______ No

3) BUSINESS MAILING ADDRESS - ______________________________________________

Street City Zip

4) BUSINESS OWNER OR QUALIFIER'S NAME - __________________________________

5) OWNER OR QUALIFIER'S RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS -___________________________

6) TELEPHONE - Business: ______________________ Home:___________________________

7) LEGAL FORM OF BUSINESS: ____Individual Proprietorship ___Partnership ___Corporation

  1. OPENING DATE OF BUSINESS or DATE ASSUMED _____________________________

  2. OFFICE WITHIN CITY LIMITS OF NAPLES - ___Yes ___No if Yes, City license No. ______

9a) FEDERAL EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NO. OR SOCIAL SECURITY NO.

____ - ____________________ ____ - ____ - ____

10) TYPE OF BUSINESS CONDUCTED:_________________________________________

10a)NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES - Including number of owners: ________________________

11) FILL IN APPROPRIATE AREAS -

a) Rental units (motel/hotel/apts.) number of units: ______________________________

b) Seating capacity (rest./cafes, etc.) number of seats:_____________________________

c) Number of coin-operated machines owned by business or individual:_______________

12) STATE LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE NUMBER - Must have photo copy of state license for

(12a, b, c or d)

a) (contractors) CERTIFICATION NUMBER ________________________________________

b) (attorneys) FLORIDA BAR NUMBER ___________________________________________

c) (professionals) DEPT. OF BUSINESS REG. NUMBER ______________________________

d) DEPT. OF AGRIC. & CONSUMER SERVICES _____________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

UNDER PENALTIES OF PERJURY, I DECLARE THAT I HAVE READ THE FORGOING DOCUMENT AND THAT THE FACTS STATED IN IT ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.

XXX APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE: ___________________________ DATE: ____________________

(Owner and/or representative of business) TITLE: __________________________________
***** THIS LICENSE IS NON-REFUNDABLE FOR BUSINESS STATED ABOVE *****


OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE STRUCTURE

CONTRACTORS* MANUFACTURING*
1-10 EMPLOYEES $ 18.00 1-10 EMPLOYEES $ 30.00

11-20 EMPLOYEES 36.00 11-20 EMPLOYEES 60.00

21-30 EMPLOYEES 54.00 21-30 EMPLOYEES 90.00

31-40 EMPLOYEES 72.00 31-40 EMPLOYEES 120.00

41-50 EMPLOYEES 90.00 41-50 EMPLOYEES 180.00

51-100 EMPLOYEES 225.00 51 & UP EMPLOYEES 225.00

101-150 EMPLOYEES 337.50

151-200 EMPLOYEES 450.00

201&UP EMPLOYEES 468.75
PUBLIC SERVICE* RESTAURANTS
1-5 EMPLOYEES $ 22.00 1-30 SEATS $ 30.00

6-10 EMPLOYEES 54.00 31-74 SEATS 60.00

11-15 EMPLOYEES 80.00 75-149 SEATS 90.00

16-20 EMPLOYEES 112.00 150&UP SEATS 120.00

21&UP EMPLOYEES 150.00 CARRY OUT 30.00

OWNER ONLY-NO EMP. 10.00 DRIVE-IN 60.00

EACH MOBILE UNIT 50.00

CATERING 50.00
*If the number of employees have changed, you must indicate this on your renewal slip and

increase your fee accordingly.
WHOLESALE BUSINESS RETAIL SALES PROFESSIONAL
FLAT RATE $30.00 FLAT RATE $30.00 FLAT RATE $30.00

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
FLAT RATE $100.00
Oct. 1-Oct. 30 - an additional 10% of license fee; Nov. 1-Nov. 30-an additional 15% or license

fee; Dec. 1-Dec.31-an additional 20% of license fee; Jan. 1 and after-an additional 25% of license

fee, plus a collection fee not to exceed $10.00


*** HALF YEAR RATES EFFECTIVE FOR NEW BUSINESSES FROM MARCH 1ST TO JULY 15TH***


______________________________________________________________________________

THIS SECTION TO BE FILLED OUT BY CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD

SECTION A
Classification of Contractor: _____________________________County Certification Number:__________
Department Supervisor: ____________________________________________Date:______________

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THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY PLANNING SERVICES

SECTION B

___ Business is an in-home occupation and the applicant has agreed to adhere to the requirements as set forth

in the Collier County Zoning Ordinance.
PROPERTY

___ Business DOES COMPLY with the Collier County Zoning Ordinance. ZONED __________

Signed: _______________________ Title: _________________Date: ________________________
Remarks: _________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

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THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SECTION C
__ Business DOES COMPLY with the local and/or State requirements
Signed: _______________________ Title: _________________ Date: ________________________

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CHECKLIST

___ Copy of Articles of Incorporation or Fictitious letter from ____ Yellow Fire Compliance (list of fire district phone number

the State stating that your business name is on file closed)

(850-245-6058 or 850-245-6052) www.sunbiz.org

____ Copy of State license from Department of Business and ____ Copy of Marco Zoning Certificate. (239-389-5000)

Professional (850-487-9501) or Department of Health.

(850-410-3359)
____ Copy of City Occupational License. (239-213-1800) ____ Completed Zoning application with appropriate fee made payable

to: Board of County Commissioners.
____ Copy of Motor Vehicle Repair Registration Certificate ____ Completed Occupational License application with appropriate fee

from Department of Agriculture (800-435-7352) made payable to: Collier County Tax Collector. (239-403-2477)
____ Copy of Health inspection from Department of Hotels and ____ Other:

Restaurants (850-487-1395) or Department of Agriculture.

(800-435-7352)
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BUSINESS CHECKLIST
HAVE YOU . . . .
_____ Decided on your business organization?
_____ Registered your fictitious name? (You must register the name under which you

do business with the Department of State, Division of Corporations. For further

information call 1-850-488-9000.)
_____ Filed for Federal I.D. Number?

1-800-829-1040
_____ Obtained the proper state of professional license(s)?

1-850-487-9501
_____ Obtained your City Occupational License first if located within city limits?

213-1800
_____ If selling cigarettes or alcohol, applied for a Florida State Beverage license?

239-278-7195
_____ Have you received you’re a Notice of Fire Compliance @ certificate from your local fire

district serving your commercial location? Contact your local fire district for appointment.

(IN-HOME OCCUPATIONS ARE EXEMPT)
_____ If providing public food service or temporary lodging, apply for Division of Hotels

Restaurants Inspection and license?

1-800-226-7359
_____ Obtain unemployment compensation coverage?

1-850-488-2130
_____ Obtained sales tax number, forms and payment schedule?

436-1050
_____ Checked Worker's Compensation Status?

1-800-342-1741
_____ Checked Zoning regulations? (Applications can be faxed to you)

403-2400
_____ Obtained registration from the Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services?

1-800-435-7352
_____ If you are no longer in business, you must cancel your license in writing.
_____ Obtain Tangible Personal Property I.D, call 1-239-774-8145.

GENERAL INFORMATION


CHILD CARE

The Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services, Dept. of Children Youth and Family Services is responsible for the licensing and inspection of child care facilities and family day care homes. Child care means the care and supervision of a child on a regular basis for less than 24 hours a day for which a payment is made. A family day care home is an occupied residence that provides day care for no more than five unrelated preschool children. School-age siblings of those children may also be cared for provided the total number of children does not exceed ten.

To register your child care or day care facility, please call the State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Children Youth and Family Services, (239) 643-3908.

CONTRACTORS

If you are a contractor or a sub-contractor and you are offering to perform any services regulated by the Contractor's License Department, you will be required to have a valid certificate of competency. For an application, please call the Contractor's Licensing Department at (239)403-2431.

FOOD SERVICES

The Department of Business Regulations Division of Hotels/Restaurants and the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services are responsible for

licensing and inspecting any food service/food related business. This inspection would include vehicles building, etc. where food is prepared, served or sold for consumption. (This includes vending machines.) For more information please call 1-800-435-7352 or 1-800-226-7359.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Businesses that generate Hazardous Waste are subject to federal and state restrictions. Please contact Collier County Pollution Control Dept., Environmental Services Division at (239)774-8904 for assistance.

TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

This refers to property (furniture, equipment, machinery, inventory) owned by a commercial or residential business. Please call the County Appraiser's Office at (239)774-8145 for the proper forms.

HOME OCCUPATIONS

In all cases, the home occupation must be the secondary use of the building. (It must be used mainly as a dwelling place.) Other restrictions are listed in the Home Occupation Zoning Guidelines, which you may obtain at the Development Services Center, 2800 Horseshoe Drive.
COMMERCIAL

Commercial business locations are required to obtain a Zoning Certificate from the Zoning & Planning Department. Prior to signing a lease or contract for purchase at a specified location, you should:
1.) Verify Growth Management Plan consistency.

2.) Verify that the Zoning District in which the business is located allows the type of business you are

interested in beginning/operating.

a.) Allow Planning Services staff to check the specific site to ensure:

1.) Adequate parking exists for your type of business.

2.) Proper separation requirements are met for establishments where alcoholic beverages will

be consumed.

3.) Building is in conformance with all other provisions of the Collier County Zoning Ordinance.

If your location has changed, and you are in the unincorporated part of collier county, you must obtain a Zoning Certificate from the Planning Department before your location can be changed on your Occupational License. Planning Departments phone number is (239)403-2400.

FIRE/GOING OUT OF BUSINESS PERMIT

A permit is required for any sale held in a way as to cause the public to believe that the goods for sale will be damaged from a fire or business is liquidating inventory as they are going out of business. You must obtain this permit from the Occupational License Department before you can run any articles in the newspaper. For more information call (239)403-2477.


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