Business Tax Receipt

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A Local Business Tax License is required for all persons, either directly or indirectly, engaging or managing any business in the Village of Pinecrest pursuant to Chapter 28, Article III, of the Code of Ordinances.

FAQs

Zoning Verification
Prior to signing a lease agreement or purchasing property, you should verify that the proposed use is permitted by zoning. This may be accomplished by contacting the Planning Division of the Building and Planning Department at 305.234.2121.

Corporations and Fictitious Name Registration
If your business uses a name other than your personal name, it must be registered under the Fictitious Name Act. To incorporate your company and/or register a fictitious name please contact:

Secretary of State
Division of Corporations
Post Office Box 1300
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1300
850.488.9000

Certificate of Use and Occupancy
Prior to opening a new business in the Village of Pinecrest you must obtain a Certificate of Use and Occupancy issued by the Village of Pinecrest. The fee for inspection and issuance of a certificate for a business located in a commercial area is a minimum of $183.31 or $0.07 per square foot of the area, whichever is greater. You may contact the Building Department via e-mail or at 305.234.2121 for more information.

If you are an existing business operating in the Village of Pinecrest obtaining a Village Local Business Tax Receipt, you will need to submit a copy of your Certificate of Use and Occupancy issued by Miami-Dade County. If you are unable to locate a copy of your Miami-Dade County Certificate of Use and Occupancy, you may contact Miami-Dade Certificate of Use and Occupancy Information at 305. 375.2700.

Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM)
You are required to obtain approval from DERM prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use and Occupancy. In the event of a change of ownership or the name of a business which requires an operating permit from DERM, approval of that agency will be required. DERM’s offices are located at the following addresses:

DERM
701 Northwest 1st Court
Miami, Florida 33136
305.372.6789

DERM
11805 Southwest 26th Street
Miami, Florida 33175
786.315.2340

Health Inspection
All businesses dealing with food must have a Health inspection. All grocery stores must receive a Food Permit from the following office:

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service
8395 Northwest 53rd Street, Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33166
305.470.6900

All restaurants, nightclubs and snack bars are required to have a local business tax receipt to operate from the follow office:

Department of Business and Professional Regulations
Division of Hotels and Restaurants
8405 Northwest 53rd Street, Suite C-240
Miami, Florida 33166
305.470.5680

Liquor License
All businesses interested in serving alcohol in their place of business must receive a liquor license from the following office:

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Division of Hotels and Restaurants
8405 Northwest 53rd Street, Suite C-240
Miami, Florida 33166
305.470.5680

Motor Vehicle Repair Facilities
All motor vehicle repair shops performing repair work on motor vehicles owned by other persons for compensation must obtain a Motor Vehicle Repair Registration from:

The Consumer Services Department
Consumer Protection and Advocate Division
Motor Vehicle Repair Section
111 Northwest 1st Street, Suite 1460
Miami, Florida 33128
305.375.4222

Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealer’s Permit
All motor vehicle repair shops who sell, use or install used motor vehicle parts are required to obtain a Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealer’s Permit from the following office:

Miami-Dade Police Department/Economic Crime Bureau – Auto Theft Section
9501 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, Florida 33172
305.471.2450

Local Business Tax Receipt
Once you have obtained your Certificate of Use and Occupancy from the Village of Pinecrest, you will be required to obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt from both the Village of Pinecrest and Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County will ask to see the Local Business Tax Receipt issued by Pinecrest prior to issuing you a County Local Business Tax Receipt. The Pinecrest Local Business Tax Receipt is issued by the Building and Planning Department. For information contact:

Village of Pinecrest
Building and Planning Department
12645 Pinecrest Parkway
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
305.234.2121
Miami-Dade County
Local Business Tax Receipt Dept.
140 West Flagler Street, 14th Floor
Miami, Florida 33128
305.270.4949

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