Local Business Tax Receipts Division

Cooper City Local Business Tax Receipt Applications are processed by appointment. Allow approximately 1 hour for your appointment -
we will always do our very best to accommodate your schedule. 
As per Florida Statutes Chapter 205, "The governing body of an incorporated municipality may levy, by appropriate resolution or ordinance, a business tax for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within its jurisdiction." To review the state requirements, you may access applicable Florida Statutes here Florida Statute - Chapter 205
Local regulations are additionally guided by the City of Cooper City's Code of Ordinances Chapter 9 which may be found here 

The Local Business Tax Receipt Division Primarily Guides Cooper City Home and Commercial Businesses through the LBTR Process including:
• Assisting business owners and managers in the procurement of Local Business Tax Receipts.
• Ensuring that all active businesses in the City acquire their required Business Tax Receipts prior
   to commencement of business activities in Cooper City.
• Establishing and refining Business Tax Receipt procedures and processes.
• Interpreting and applying Local Business Tax ordinances and providing direction regarding all
   applicable codes for all affected and interested parties.
• Researching and analyzing data, information and resources relative to Business Tax Receipts
• Scheduling Pre-Inspections and providing for annual fire inspections for commercial business locations.

For business tax receipt application submittals, please refer to the application packets below, each of which include a checklist outlining the supplemental documentation you may need to include with your business tax receipt application.
Application packets are developed to be completed electronically for your convenience, however they are processed by appointment only at the following location: 
City of Cooper City: Building Division
9090 SW 50 Place
Cooper City, FL 33328 
Prior to applying for your Local Business Tax Receipt, please submit your Zoning Certificate of Use application to ensure that your operation falls within the approved occupancy of your chosen property. 
Please feel free to contact us by telephone:
Community Development Department
(954) 434-4300 - Ext. #280
We are happy to schedule an application submittal and processing appointment with you, and will do our very best to accommodate your schedule. Provisions for fee collection may be established individually prior to your appointment. You will be with us for approximately 1 hour during processing. 
Use BizTax@CooperCity.gov to submit your single PDF document (no photos) and to request you application submittal and processing appointment. If you do not receive a response after one week, please call us to check on the status of your application. 
Please Click Here to Pay for your Local Business Tax Receipt once a "license number" has been established.
Application: Commercial Business (New) Use when bringing your commercial enterprise to a Cooper City location.
Application: Home Business Use when you live in Cooper City and your business is registered to your home.
Application: Commercial Business - Adding a Business Line Use when subletting commercial space or adding a professional or occupational discipline to an existing operation
Application: Commercial Business - Adding a Professional Use for individual LBTR required for each practicing professional.
Application: Commercial Business -Transfer of Location Use when moving from one Cooper City location to another.
Application: Transfer of Ownership Use when a bona fide bill of sale or or corporate transfer takes place.
Supplemental Addendum: Community Assembly Addendum Must accompany applications where assembly is applicable.
Supplemental Affidavit: Affidavit of Business Description Use when business description is complex or exceeds space allotted.
Supplemental Affidavit: Affidavit of Good Moral Character Operations in service of the care of children, elders, etc.
Supplemental Affidavit: Affidavit of Inventory Must accompany applications for retail business operations.
Supplemental Affidavit: Salon Services Declaration Must accompany applications for Personal Services, Cosmetology and similar operations.