Business Certificate Information
Business Certificates expire each year on September 30, regardless of when you apply. You are responsible for paying for the renewal of a business certificate each year; otherwise a penalty will be assessed for late payment. Additionally, any previous zoning approvals could be null and void.
If your business has closed or moved to a location outside the city limits of Winter Park, please email firstname.lastname@example.org of this change to avoid future renewal notices.
In addition to the City of Winter Park Business Certificate, Orange County also requires a business tax receipt. Please access Orange County Business Taxes or call 407-836-5650.
Business Certificate Approval Process
STEP 1 Verify that the zoning of your location is approved for your business type by contacting the Zoning Division at 407-599-3324. It is imperative that this step is done first. If the property is not zoned properly, the occupation/business activities will not be permitted/approved.
STEP 2 If you are performing interior alterations or changing the usage from the previous operator/tenant, a building permit is required. When work is completed, a new Certificate of Occupancy must be obtained prior to receiving a Business Certificate. Before proceeding to the next step, please contact the Building & Permitting Services Department at 407-599-3237.
STEP 3 Select your business type (New, Home-based, etc.) to Apply for a Business Certificate.
PLEASE NOTE: Applying for a Business Certificate does not permit the applicant to operate or engage in business until the certificate has been issued.