Business License

A Lake Worth Beach Business License is required, pursuant to local and state laws, to operate all commercial and residential businesses located in the City of Lake Worth Beach. Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public, including home-based businesses, must have a current Lake Worth Beach Business License and a Business Tax Receipt from Palm Beach County. A business license is valid from October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Courtesy reminders are mailed in July prior to the expiration date.

The Lake Worth Beach Business License consists of 3 components:

  • Business Tax Receipt (BTR)
  • Use & Occupancy Certificate
  • Use & Occupancy Inspection (Required every 3 years)

Please contact the Planning Zoning & Historic Preservation Division (561-586-1687) before entering into a lease agreement to confirm that the proposed use is allowed in the zoning area. You should also speak with the Building Official (561-586-1786) to determine whether there are building or changes of use requirement to satisfy before your business can occupy the space.

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When do I need to obtain a Lake Worth Beach Business License

You need to obtain a Lake Worth Beach Business License when:

  • Opening a business
  • Expanding a business into a new space
  • Transferring a business to a new location
  • Renting out of commercial property
  • Starting a home-based business
  • Renting out residential property
  • Operating a family day care or group home

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