TITLE V:  LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS
Chapter
   5-1.   OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES, GENERALLY
   5-2.   ADULT ENTERTAINMENT, ESTABLISHMENTS
   5-3.   ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
   5-4.   MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION
   5-5.   CONTRACTORS
   5-6.   FORTUNE TELLERS; PALM READERS
   5-7.   PAWNBROKERS; SECONDHAND DEALERS
   5-8.   SALES
   5-9.   VEHICLES FOR HIRE
   5-10.   BINGO REGULATIONS
   5-12.   CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISES
   5-13.   PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS AND PHARMACIES
CHAPTER 5-1:  OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES, GENERALLY
Section
General Provisions
   5-1-1   Unlawful activities not authorized
   5-1-2   Authority of City Manager
   5-1-3   Waiver of license fee for special civil projects
License Requirements
   5-1-15   License required
   5-1-16   Percentage of tax due
   5-1-17   Application; required information
   5-1-18   Misrepresentation renders license void; prosecution
   5-1-19   Classifications; right to appeal
   5-1-20   License limited to one place of business
   5-1-21   Notice of nonpayment unnecessary; delinquent license
   5-1-22   Amateur entertainment exempt
   5-1-23   Posting requirement
   5-1-24   Transfer of license
   5-1-25   Conflict in license provisions
   5-1-26   Assignment in bankruptcy
   5-1-27   Revocation and suspension
   5-1-28   Conformation to zoning laws
   5-1-29   License tax constitutes debt to city
   5-1-30   Duplicate licenses
   5-1-31   License fee schedule
City Registration Certificates
   5-1-45   Certificate requirements; exception
   5-1-46   Exception
   5-1-47   Application
   5-1-48   Misrepresentation
   5-1-49   Expiration date; delinquent registration
   5-1-50   Fee for partial term
   5-1-51   Notice to obtain certificate not required
   5-1-52   Amateur entertainment exemption
   5-1-53   Posting requirement
   5-1-54   Transfer of certificate
   5-1-55   Certificate fee schedule
   5-1-99   Penalty
Statutory reference:
   Power of municipality to levy occupational license tax, see F.S. § 205.042 et seq.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 5-1-1  UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES NOT AUTHORIZED.
   This chapter shall not be construed to authorize gambling or the operation of a lottery, or the operation of any machine, contrivance or device prohibited by law.
('76 Code, § 15-37)
§ 5-1-2  AUTHORITY OF CITY MANAGER.
   (A)   The City Manager may make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, as may be necessary or proper for the enforcement of the provisions hereof.
   (B)   The City Manager shall require as a condition to the issuance of an occupational license for short term rentals, proof of license issued by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business Regulation in accordance with F. S. § 509.
   (C)   The City Manager shall require as a condition to the issuance of an occupational license or city certificate that the applicant pay in full any and all fees, sums, debts, fines, taxes, special assessments or liens due and owing to the city. The City Manager shall have the authority to revoke until paid in full an occupational license or city registration of anyone who incurs or accrues any fees, sums, debts, taxes, special assessments or liens during the term of occupation.
('76 Code, §§ 15-38, 15-56)  (Am. Ord. 1777, passed 5-7-91; Am. Ord. 2218, passed 4-21-98)
§ 5-1-3  WAIVER OF LICENSE FEE FOR SPECIAL CIVIL PROJECTS.
   (A)   Prior  to any request for a waiver of a license fee imposed by this chapter by any civic, charitable or church group, said group shall submit a written application to the building official 30 days prior to the building official presenting the City Commission with the request for waiver. The application so submitted shall state clearly the location on which such special event shall be held, giving the name and address of  any outside group being sponsored.
   (B)   The building official shall investigate the location specified for the event. He shall consider the suitability of said location with respect to zoning, sanitation and noise level. Further, a background check shall be made by the building official of the group being sponsored.
   (C)   The building official, at least 30 days after said application has been filed, shall present the application for waiver of the licensing fee to the City Commission at a regular or special meeting. The licensing official, any citizen or interested person may be heard at the time the application for waiver of licensing fee is made.
   (D)   The City Commission at said meeting shall either reject the application or waive the required fee. 
('76 Code, § 15-1)  (Ord. 866, passed 5-3-77)
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
§ 5-1-15  LICENSE REQUIRED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain a permanent business location or branch office within the city for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, occupation or special privilege or transact any business or engage in any occupation or profession in interstate commerce where such license tax is not prohibited by Section 8 of Article 1 of the United States Constitution, without first having paid the amount of license tax required for each separate location in the city, and the use of the city and having obtained a license therefor. Except as otherwise provided, occupation licenses shall expire on September 30 of each year. No occupational license shall be issued for more than one year.
('76 Code, § 15-16)  (Am. Ord. 1777, passed 5-7-91; Am. Ord. 2218, passed 4-21-98)  Penalty, see § 5-1-99
§ 5-1-16  PERCENTAGE OF TAX DATE.
   Unless otherwise provided for, each license obtained between October 1 and April 1, the full tax for one year shall be paid, and for each license obtained from April first to September 30, one-half the full tax for one year shall be paid. 
('76 Code, § 15-18)
§ 5-1-17  APPLICATION; REQUIRED INFORMATION.
   Every person engaged in or managing any business,  profession  or  occupation referred to in § 5-1-31 in the city, is required to procure a license as herein provided and shall, on or before October 1 of each year, and always before engaging in any business, profession or occupation, file an application on the prescribed form with the City Manager, signed by an officer, partner or owner of the business. All licenses shall be applied for and issued in the real name of the applicant; in cases where the applicant has qualified under the laws of the state for the use of a fictitious name, the license, if issued, shall show the real name as well as the fictitious name of the applicant. In such application, the applicant shall set forth the name of the owner (if a firm, the name of all members of the firm, if a corporation, the names of all officers of the corporation), the location of the business, the full name of the business; where the license tax is based thereon, the value of stock carried or the number of seats, machines, employees, gasoline, pumps, rooms or vehicles, or other such items used, as the case may be; and such other pertinent information as may be prescribed by the City Manager. 
('76 Code, § 15-19) 
§ 5-1-18  MISREPRESENTATION RENDERS LICENSE VOID; PROSECUTION.
   Any license obtained under the provisions of this chapter upon a misrepresentation of a material fact shall be deemed null and void, and the licensee who has thereafter engaged in any business under such license shall be subject to prosecution for doing business without a license to the same effect and degree as though no such license had ever been issued. 
('76 Code, § 15-20)
§ 5-1-19  CLASSIFICATIONS; RIGHT TO APPEAL.
   In the event of a disagreement between applicant and the city or the question or proper classification of any business, occupation or profession for license purposes, the City Manager shall decide the proper classification, with the right of the applicant, to appeal from such decision to the City Commission, whose decision upon the point shall be final. 
('76 Code, § 15-22)
§ 5-1-20  LICENSE LIMITED TO ONE PLACE OF BUSINESS.
   All licenses provided for herein shall be issued for and apply to only one place of business within the city. 
('76 Code, § 15-23) 
§ 5-1-21  NOTICE OF NONPAYMENT UNNECESSARY; DELINQUENT LICENSE.
   Except as otherwise provided, occupational liscences shall expire on September 30 of each year.  It shall be unnecessary for the city to send out bills or notices to persons engaged in business in the city with respect to the payment or nonpayment of license taxes. Any person who shall operate or continue to operate a business without first obtaining or renewing an occupational license by November 1, shall be subject to a 25% penalty in addition to the standard occupational license fee and after December 1, shall be subject to the provisions of § 5-1-99.
('76 Code, § 15-24)  (Am. Ord. 2218, passed 4-21-98)  Penalty, see § 5-1-99
§ 5-1-22  AMATEUR ENTERTAINMENT EXEMPT.
   Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require a license for amateur entertainments of any kind or description.
('76 Code, § 15-25) 
§ 5-1-23  POSTING REQUIREMENT.
   Every license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the place of business for which it is issued and the holder of such license shall exhibit same to the City Inspector, his deputy or any police officer upon being requested to do so by any of them. 
('76 Code, § 15-26)
§ 5-1-24  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
   (A)   Licenses may be transferred from one location to another, provided the licenses are presented to the Manager for the approval of such transfer, and provided further, no such license shall be transferred without the approval of the City Commission where any question of zoning arises, and provided further, the licensee shall pay for such transfer, a fee in the amount of $3 if the transfer is applied for before the business is moved to the new location; and $5 if the transfer is applied for after the business is moved 
('76 Code, § 15-27)  ( Am. Ord. 2254, passed 10-13-98)
   (B)   No transferable license shall be transferred from the person to whom it is issued, except upon written application of the transferee, endorsed by the transferor, made to the City Manager, and when such  application is so made the City Manager shall issue a duplicate of the original license, marked “duplicate,” and shall endorse thereon the names of the transferees. 
('76 Code, § 15-28) 
§ 5-1-25  CONFLICT IN LICENSE PROVISIONS.
   In the event there should occur any conflict in the terms, provisions or conditions of the license provisions, the highest license fee prescribed hereunder or in any other article of this chapter shall be paid and shall be the license fee required for such business, profession or occupation. 
('76 Code, § 15-29) 
§ 5-1-26  ASSIGNMENT IN BANKRUPTCY.
   When any person engaged in mercantile or other business in the city shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or when any such person shall be adjudicated a voluntary or an involuntary bankrupt or declared insolvent, any license theretofore issued, authorizing such person to do business in the city, shall immediately be terminated and shall, upon such assignment for the benefit of creditors or upon such adjudication in bankruptcy, immediately become null and void. 
('76 Code, § 15-30) 
§ 5-1-27  REVOCATION AND SUSPENSION.
   (A)   The license of any person for the operation of  any business  may  be  revoked  or  suspended  by Commission at any time, upon notice and hearing for violation of any of the provisions of this code or ordinances of the city or laws of the state, or for any other sufficient reason. In the event of a license suspension, the Commission may suspend the license for a specific period of time or until certain conditions have been complied with or violations cured. 
   (B)   The license of any person for the operation of any business may be temporarily revoked or suspended by the City Manager or his designee at any time, upon a reasonable suspicion of a violation of any provision of the Code of Ordinances of the city, or laws of the state.
('76 Code, § 15-31)
   (C)   The license of any person which operation of business is classified as either an agent or broker shall be revoked or suspended, upon notice and hearing for three violations of any of the provisions of this code or ordinances of the city or laws of the state by any person which operates any business on the agents or brokers premises. 
('76 Code, § 15-36)
(Am. Ord. 1724, passed 10-9-90; Am. Ord. 1874, passed 12-22-92)
§ 5-1-28  CONFORMATION TO ZONING LAWS.
   Where any question of zoning arises, no license shall be issued hereunder for any business, occupation or profession until the location thereof shall have first been approved by the Commission. Any license issued in violation of the zoning laws of the city shall be invalid and the amount of the license paid shall be refunded to the licensee and the erroneous issuance of said license shall not authorize the licensee to do business at any location in violation of the zoning laws. 
('76 Code, § 15-32) 
§ 5-1-29  LICENSE TAX CONSTITUTES DEBT TO CITY.
   The amount of any license tax and penalty imposed by the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be a debt due to the city, and any person carrying on any business without first having procured a license from the city so to do, shall be liable to the city for the amount of such license tax recoverable in any court of competent jurisdiction. 
('76 Code, § 15-33) 
§ 5-1-30  DUPLICATE LICENSES.
   For the purpose of replacing any mutilated, destroyed or lost license certificate receipt relating to any occupational license granted by the city, the City Manager is hereby authorized and empowered to cause to be executed and delivered an appropriate duplicate license certificate or receipt, upon the submission of evidence satisfactory to the City Manager that the original certificate or receipt was mutilated, destroyed or lost, and upon the holder of such original furnishing the city with indemnity satisfactory to the City Manager, and upon the payment to the city by the holder of the sum of $1 for each such duplicate license certificate or receipt executed and delivered hereunder. 
('76 Code, § 15-34) 
§ 5-1-31  LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE.
   The following license fees shall be paid as hereinafter provided by all persons engaging in, managing, operating or running any of the processions, businesses or occupations following:
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Abstractor of titles
$ 50
Accountants (See Professions)
Advertising (See also Shows)
   Each advertising or trade-inducement company, agency or individual
70
   Outdoor signs and billboards (not more than ten displays or boards)
70
   Advertising on motor vehicle where charge is made by owners for attaching advertising matter on vehicle that advertises any article or business other than business of the owner or operator, by year, per vehicle
6
Agents or Agencies (Resident)
   Advertising (See Advertising)
   Claims and collections, other than bankers, lawyers, each
60
   Credit reporting and mercantile
60
   Employment
60
   Private detective or detective agency
100
   Unclassified and not otherwise specified
60
Air Conditioning Installers (See Contractors)
Airplane Business
   General aircraft dealer of new and used aircraft, sale of accessories, repair and replacement of parts, aircraft for hire, flying school, storage
70
   Repair and maintenance shop if operated separate from above  general aircraft dealer
50
   Aircraft for hire or charter service when operated separate from above general aircraft dealer
   Flying school when separated from above
40
   Aircraft storage when separate from above
50
      First six units enclosed
20
      Each additional unit
2
Alcoholic Beverages (Set by State of Florida)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Amusements
   Machines (See Coin-Operated Machines)
   Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, or other major rides
100
      Minor children's rides
50
      Major rides
100
   Shows, carnivals and theaters
   Golf driving ranges
40
   Miniature golf courses
40
   Golf club and course
70
   Recreation facilities (private), including swimming pools, yacht clubs, etc.
50
Animal shows (See Shows)
Apartment Houses, Hotels, Motels, Rooming and Lodging Houses, Duplexes and Rental Houses
   Apartment houses including trailer spaces, each unit (apartment after first unit)
4
   Hotels, motels, rooming and lodging houses where more than three rooms available
2
      Fourth unit and each thereafter
      Maximum fee not to exceed $100
   Rental dwellings (houses), each unit after first unit rented (first unit exempt), each
6
      Maximum fee $60
   Short-term rental unit, per unit (first unit included)
50
Architects (See Professions)
Art Schools (See Schools)
Attorneys (See Professions)
Auctioneers
   Resident
50
   Transient, per day
20
   Auction shop
70
Auditors (See Professions)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business (See also Motorcycle and/or Scooter Agency)
   General automobile dealer, permitting sale of new and used  cars, repair and replacement parts, operation of repair department
100
   Dealer in secondhand or repossessed automobiles or trucks when business is not owned or operated in conjunction with a local new car agency, each place of business
50
   Storage in parking lot
      Not in excess of 25 spaces
30
      In excess of 25 spaces
60
   Each of the following require a separate license unless otherwise specified:
      Washing and greasing, separate from other business
50
      Repair garage
50
      Body painting, upholstery and top
50
      Automobile battery shop
20
      Radiator repairs
50
      Automobile electrical system service
50
      Auto supply
50
   Tire, retreading and/or vulcanizing
50
   Taxicabs and other vehicles with drivers for hire, per vehicle, limousines and airport shuttles
      Buses, each
20
      U-drive-it, and the like
         Each first car or truck (maximum $200)
50
         Each additional car
50
         Trailers
20
   Automobile wrecker yards for used parts
30
   Transfer or hauling companies
50
      First truck
40
      Each additional truck
20
   Service station, repairs included (See Merchant, Retail)
Awning Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Bakeries
   Retail
60
   Wholesale
100
   Doughnut shop
30
Banks, Building and Loan Associations
200
Bar (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Barbershops, Beauty Parlors
   First chair or booth
40
   Each additional chair or booth
5
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Baths, Public (Turkish, and the like)
40
Beer (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Bicycle Rinks (See Rinks)
Billboards (See Advertising)
Billiards or Pool Tables
   First table
50
   Each additional table (maximum fee $50)
10
Birds, dealers in
30
Blueprinting (See Map or Plat Makers)
Boat Rentals
30
Bonding Companies or Bond Agents
50
Bookkeeping Service or Income Tax Service (not licensed as accountants or auditors)
60
Bootblacks (not connected with any other business)
10
Bottling Plants and/or Distributors of Carbonated or Other Beverages
   Located in City
70
Bowling Alleys
   Each alley (maximum fee $100)
10
Boxes or Crates (See Manufacturing)
Brick Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Bricklayers (See Contractors)
Brokers
   Insurance (See Insurance)
   Merchandise
50
   Real estate (See Real Estate)
   Stocks and bonds
100
   Flea markets, open air markets, farmer markets and the like
   Malls
Building and Loan Associations (See Banks)
Buses (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Businesses)
Bus Companies (Regulated by state)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Business Schools (See Schools)
Cafeterias (See Restaurants, Cafeterias or Dining Rooms)
Candy Manufacturers (See Manufacturing)
Canning Plants (See Manufacturing)
Carnivals (See Shows)
Cars (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Cement Block Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Cesspools and Septic Tanks
   Cleaning (See Subcontractors)
   Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Chemists (See Professions)
Chiropractors (See Professions)
Circuses (See Shows)
Claims and Collection Agents (See Agents and Agencies)
Clubs (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Coal Yards (See Wood and Coal Yards)
Coin-Operated machines (See also Popcorn and/or Peanut machines)
   (For the purpose of this schedule, a coin-operated machine is defined as any machine, contrivance or device which is set in motion or made or permitted to function by the insertion of a coin or slug)
      Amusement machines, each
25
      Music machines, each
25
      Vending machines (provided that such vending machines when owned and operated by a person having a merchant's license of the location where such vending machines are operated shall not require a separate license for the vending machine)
10
      Weighing machines, each
5
      Children's ride machines
10
Cold Storage Plants
50
Commercial Physical Contact Establishments
375
Commercial Printers (See manufacturing)
Concession Stands (See Shows)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Concrete
   Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
   Workers (See Contractors)
Confectionery Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Contractors
   General
70
   Subcontractors including but not limited to those listed below
50
      Awning
      Concrete, stone, brick
      Electrical
         Master, $50
         Journeyman, $30
      Floor sanding and furnishing
      HARV
         Master, $40
         Journeyman (heating and ventilation), $30
      Insulation
      Landscape, including lawn spraying
      Masonry
      Neon signs
      Painters and paperhangers
      Paving
      Plasterers
      Plumbing
         Master, $50
         Journeyman, $30
      Refrigerator and air conditioning
      Roofing
      Septic tanks
      Sheet metal and tin smith
      Tile and terrazzo
      Well drillers
      Wrecking
      *Not otherwise specified
   The value of any stock of goods or merchandise owned and used by a general contractor or subcontractor in performing under contracts or subcontracts in the conduct of this business, shall by covered by the license tax herein charged to contractors and subcontractors.
Counters and Booths (See Shows)
Crates (See Manufacturing)
Credit Reporting and Mercantile Agencies (See Agents or Agencies)
Dance Halls
100
Dancing Schools (See Schools)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Decorators, Bunting, Flats and/or Pennants
30
Delivery Truck, Service
20
Dental Laboratories (See Laboratories)
Dentists (See Professions)
Detective Agencies (See Agents or Agencies)
Dining Rooms (See Restaurants, Cafeterias or Dining Rooms)
Directors
100
Divine Healer
200
Dog Shows (See Shows)
Drive-In Restaurants (See Restaurants, Cafeterias or Dining Rooms)
Drive-In Theaters (See Shows)
Dry Cleaning (See also Laundries)
   Dry cleaning plants
50
   Each agency or pick-up station taking cleaning outside
70
Electricians (See Contractors)
Employment Agencies (See Agencies)
Engineers, Civil and Consulting (See Professions)
Exhibitions (See Shows)
Express Companies
50
Exterminator of Termites and Other Insects
70
   (State license required, F.S. § 482.081)
Farm Products Stands (See Fruits, Vegetables and Farm Products; Stands)
Ferris Wheels and Other Amusement Riding Devices (See Amusements)
Fertilizer Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Filling Stations (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Film or Photograph Developing (Not otherwise licensed)
50
Finance Companies (See Loan and Finance Companies)
Fire Sales (When not auctioned) for profit, each
20
Floor Sanders and Finishers (See Contractors)
Florist and/or Nursery
50
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Fortune Teller-accesory use
   Only allowed as an accessory use which cannot generate more than 50% of total revenueof the primary use of the business
50
Foundries (See Manufacturing)
Freak Shows (See Shows)
Fruits, Vegetables and Farm Products
   Stands
40
   Vehicles, trucks, each
50
Funeral Parlors (See Undertaking Establishments)
Furniture Repairing (See Manufacturing)
Garages (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Gas Companies
   Liquified petroleum gas dealers selling or delivering such gas within the city
100
Gasoline and Oil Dealers, wholesale
70
General Contractors (See Contractors)
Granite Works (See Manufacturing)
Hauling Companies (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Heating System Installers (See Contractors)
Home Industry
35
Hotels, Rooming Houses (See Apartment Houses)
House Movers
70
Hospitals (Private)
   Up to 50 beds
100
   50 to 100 beds
150
   Animal
80
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Ice (See also Peddlers)
   Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
   Retail deliveries
20
Ice Cream Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Insulation Installers (See Contractors)
Insurance
   Insurance solicitors employed by any agent or firm
10
   Insurance companies, having a local or traveling agent in the city, writing life, fire, accident, automobile or industrial insurance
20
   (See also Agency)
Interior Decorator
50
Intoxicating Beverages (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Iron Works (See Manufacturing)
Itinerants (See also Peddlers)
   Any person going from house to house repairing furniture, clocks, jewelry, stoves, tin utensils, sharpening knives or scissors, or any other article and not having a shop located in the city upon which he is paying a license tax, per year
70
   Any person whosoever operating in the city telescopes or other devices for the purpose of gazing at the stars or other heavenly bodies, who shall make a charge therefor, for each instrument, per month
30
   Merchants and vendors, any person either principal or agent, temporarily engaged in the sale of goods, wares and merchandise and occupying any building or structure for the same, per month
50
   Outdoor sales of holiday-related merchandise, per month
100
Job Printers (See Manufacturing - see also Newspapers)
Juice Plant (See Manufacturing)
Junk Dealers
70
Kindergartens (See Schools)
Laboratories, Dental or Medical
50
Landscapers (See Contractors)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Laundries (See also Dry Cleaning)
   Laundries
50
   Any diaper service
50
   Self-service laundry
50
   Each additional branch office
30
   Carpet and rug cleaning
30
Lawn Sprayers (See Contractors)
Lawyers (See Professions)
Liquor (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Loan and Finance Companies
   Persons engaged in the business of making small loans
70
Lumberyard (See Merchant)
Machine Shops (See Manufacturing)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Manufacturing
   Under 25 employees
60
   Over 25 employees
80
   The following businesses are classified as manufacturing and each person engaged in the operation of any such business is required to obtain a manufacturer's license. (Manufacturing includes those listed below, but is not limited to those in list)
         Awnings, tents, pennants
         Boxes or crates
         Candy and confectionery
         Canning and juice plants
         Cesspools and septic tanks
         Commercial and job printing
         Concrete manufacturing, brick, cement blocks, ornaments
         Other articles from cement or clay
         Feed mill
         Fertilizer
         Foundries and machine shops
         Furniture
         Ice
         Ice cream
         Marble and granite works
         Mattress and pillow or spring factories
         Metal and iron works
         Multigraph and mimeograph shops
         Neon signs
         Planing mill
         Plastics
         Repair shops not otherwise specified
         Sawmill
         Wood treating
         Not other wise provided for
Map or Plat Makers and Blueprinting
30
Marble Works (See Manufacturing)
Masons (See Contractors)
Mattress Factories (See Manufacturing)
Medical Laboratories (See Laboratories)
Medicine Vendors with Shows (See Shows)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Merchandise Broker (See Brokers)
Merchants, (See also Itinerant)
   Each person having a permanent place of business shall be required to take out a license covering his business each year in which the occupational license becomes due for both retail and wholesale
60
Metal and Iron Works (See Manufacturing)
Metal Smith (See Contractors)
Milk and Milk Products
   Distributors
70
Mimeograph Shops (See Manufacturing)
Minstrels (See Shows)
Miscellaneous Convention
200
Miscellaneous Outdoor Promotion
115
Motor Vehicles (See Automobile and Motor Vehicle Business)
Motorcycle and/or Scooter Agency
   Sales, repairs, and rentals
50
   Repairs only
30
   Rental only, per vehicle
4
Multigraph Shops (See Manufacturing)
Music
   Machines (See Coin-Operated Machines)
   Lessons or instruction (See Schools)
   Studios (See Schools)
Neon Signs Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Newspapers
   Printed in city (daily)
50
   Weeklies printed in city
50
      Additional for job printing
30
   Distributors
50
Nursery Schools (See Schools)
Nursing Homes (See Sanitariums)
Oil Dealers (See Gasoline and Oil Dealers)
Opticians (See Merchants)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Osteopathic Physicians (See Professions)
Package Stores (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Painters (See Contractors)
Paperhangers (See Contractors)
Parades (See Shows)
Parking Lots (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Pawnshops or Loan Agency where personal property is taken as security
100
Peddlers
   (For the purpose of this schedule a peddler is defined to be a person going from place to place, selling and soliciting sales and receiving money or things of value therefor)
      Resident (county) retail peddler of merchandise, per year, one vehicle
30
         Each additional vehicle
10
      Itinerant retail peddler of merchandise
200
      Balloons, novelties, souvenirs and the like
50
      Books, periodicals and any other like commodities offered for sale, one person
50
         Each additional person
20
      Candies, peanuts, popcorn, ice cream, cold drinks and the like, one vehicle
50
         Each additional vehicle
20
         Ice, each vehicle
30
Pennant Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Petroleum Products Dealers (See Gasoline and Oil Dealers)
Photograph Developing (See Film and Photograph Developing)
Pharmacy (Separate from drugstore)
60
Photographers
   Permanently located
50
   Not permanently located
100
   Soliciting agents for photographers, each person
30
   Limited to special events (not including portraits)
30
Physicians (See Professions)
Pillow Factories (See Manufacturing)
Plasterers (See Contractors)
Plat Makers (See Map or Plat Makers and Blueprinting)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Plumbers (See Contractors)
Pony Shows (See Shows)
Pool Tables (See Billiards)
Popcorn and/or Peanut Machines (See also Coin-Operated Machines)
   Each
20
   Provided that such machines, when owned and operated by a person having a merchant's license for the location where such popcorn or peanut machine is operated, shall not be required to have a separate license for such machine
Printers (See Manufacturing)
Private Detectives (See Agents or Agencies)
Private Schools (See Schools)
Professions
60
   The following practitioners are classed as professional and each person engaged in the practice of any such profession other than persons receiving only a salary or wage by a licensed practitioner in this city, is required to take out a professional license.
      Accountants and auditors
      Architects
      Attorneys and lawyers
      Chemists
      Chiropodists
      Chiropractors
      Dentists
      Engineers, civil, consulting
      Masseur
      Opticians
      Optometrists
      Osteopathic physicians
      Physicians
      Surgeons
      Veterinarians or veterinary surgeons
      Other professions not otherwise classified
Railroad Companies
100
Radio Stations
50
Real Estate
   Broker
50
   Salesmen
30
   Appraisers, not licensed as brokers
50
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Recreation (See Amusements)
Refrigeration Installers (See Contractors)
Repair Garage (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Repair Shops not operated or licensed as part of merchant's business
40
   Furniture repair and upholstery
40
Restaurants, Cafeterias or Dining Rooms
   Ten or less accommodations
40
   Over ten accommodations, each
.50
   Barbecue, pig stand, drive-ins and the like, alone or connected with any restaurant
50
   Preparation of food for consumption off premises not in conjunction with restaurant or drive-in
30
   Caterers, not licensed as restaurants
50
Rinks, bicycle, skating, and the like
50
Roofers (See Contractors)
Rooming Houses (See Hotels)
Sanitariums, Nursing Homes and the like
70
Schools, operated for profit
   Business
50
   Dancing
50
   Private, art, nursery or kindergarten
50
   Music studios
50
   Home music lessons or other instruction
20
Septic Tanks and Cesspools
   Cleaning (See Contractors)
   Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Service for the Public (not otherwise specified)
   When not more than two persons are employed
30
   When not more than four persons are employed
40
   When not more than six persons are employed
50
Service Stations (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Sheet Metal Smith (See Contractors)
Shows
   Carnivals, including side shows incident thereto, per day
      Counters, cane racks, knife racks, candy stands, popcorn and peanut stands or other booths, shall pay a separate license for  each individual booth, per day
200
   Circus, per day
20
      Concession stands, per day
10
      Side shows, per day
50
   Parades, per day
20
   Exhibits of freaks or other curiosities, per week
50
   Medicine vendors or advertisers with minstral or vaudeville shows, per day
50
   Minstrel or theatrical troupes of performers, vaudeville, professional or traveling shows in halls, auditoriums or tents, per day
50
   Small animal shows, dog, pony and the like, per day
20
   Theaters, including concessions
100
      Drive-in theaters
100
      *Home talent shows shall not require a license
Side Shows (See Shows)
Signs (See Advertising)
Sign Painters
30
Skating Rinks (See Rinks)
Soft Drink Vending Machines (See Coin-Operated Machines)
Sound-Amplifying Vehicles (See Advertising)
Spring Factories (See Manufacturing)
Stock and Bond Brokers (See Brokers)
Stone Masons (See Contractors)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Storage Warehouse, alone or connected with any other business
50
Subcontractors (See Contractors)
Surgeons (See Professions)
Tailors
40
Taxis (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Telegraph Companies
50
Telephone Companies
100
Tent Manufacturing (See Manufacturing)
Theaters (See Shows)
Title Setters (See Contractors)
Tinsmith (See Contractors)
Trailer Camps or Parks (See Apartment Houses, Hotels, Rooming and       Lodging Houses, Duplexes and Rental Houses)
Tire Retreading or Vulcanizing (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle     Business)
Trailer Rental (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Transfer Companies (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
U-Drive-It (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Unclassified
60
   For the privilege of maintaining any office or conducting any business, occupation or profession within the city, it is the intention of this chapter that a license shall be required, and if the amount of the license tax is not specifically provided for herein, then such amount shall be fixed by the Manager subject to review by the City Commission
Undertaking Establishments
70
Upholstery Repairing (See Repair Shops)
Used Cars (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
 
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Vegetable Stands (See Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Products Stands)
Vaudeville Shows (See Shows)
Vehicles for Hire (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Vending Machines (See Coin-Operated Machines)
Vendors, Itinerant (See Itinerants)
Ventilating System Installers (See Contractors)
Veterinarians or Veterinary Surgeons (See Professions)
Well Drillers (See Contractors)
Wine (See Alcoholic Beverages)
Wood and Coal Yards
30
Wrecker Yards (See Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business)
Wreckers (See Contractors)
 
('76 Code, § 15-39)  (Am. Ord. 841, passed 8-17-76; Am. Ord. 1804, passed 10-15-91; Am. Ord. No. 1818, passed 11-26-91; Am. Ord. 1842, passed 8-11-92; Am. Ord. 1874, passed 12-22-92; Am. Ord. 1965, passed 2-1-94; Am. Ord. 2073, passed 6-27-95; Am. Ord. 2282, passed 7-6-99; Am Ord. 2352, passed 8-15-00)
CITY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES
§ 5-1-45  CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS; EXCEPTION.
   It shall be unlawful for any person not having a permanent business address within the city and not a valid holder of a city occupational license to engage in any business, profession or occupation within the city unless the person is engaged in interstate commerce and such city registration certificate is not prohibited by Section 8 of Article 1 of the United States Constitution, without first obtaining a city registration certificate.
('76 Code, § 15-46)  (Am. Ord. 2218, passed 4-21-98)  Penalty, see § 5-1-99
§ 5-1-46  EXCEPTION.
   Any person engaging in a business, profession or occupation which is regulated by the Florida Department of Regulation, who has paid an occupational license tax for the current year to the county  or municipality  where his permanent  business location or branch office is maintained and performs work or services on a temporary or transitory basis is exempt from the provision of § 5-1-45.  Every person which seeks to invoke this section must show sufficient proof to the City Manager or his designee of his compliance.
('76 Code, § 15-46.1)  (Ord. 1843, passed 8-11-92)
§ 5-1-47  APPLICATION.
   Every person engaged in or managing any business,  profession  or occupation referred to in § 5-1-55 in the city, is required to procure a city registration certificate as herein provided and shall, on or before October 1 of each year, and always before engaging in any business, profession or occupation, file an application on the prescribed form with the City Manager, signed by an officer, partner or owner of the business. All city registration certificates shall be applied for and issued in the real name of the applicant; in cases where the applicant has qualified under the laws of the state for the use of a fictitious name, the city registration certificate, if issued, shall show the real name as well as the fictitious name of the applicant. In such application, the applicant shall set forth the name of the owner (if a firm, the name of all members of the firm, if a corporation, the names of all officers of the corporation), the location of the business, the full name of the business; and such other pertinent information as may be prescribed by the City Manager. 
('76 Code, § 15-47)
§ 5-1-48  MISREPRESENTATION.
   Any city registration certificate obtained under the provisions of this chapter upon a misrepresentation of a material fact shall be deemed null and void, and the holder who has thereafter engaged in any business under such certificate shall be subject to prosecution for doing business without a city registration certificate to the same effect and degree as though no such city registration certificate had ever been issued. 
('76 Code, § 15-48) 
§ 5-1-49  EXPIRATION DATE; DELINQUENT REGISTRATION.
   Except as otherwise provided, city registration certificates shall expire on September 30 of each year.  No city registration certificate shall be issued for more than one year.  Any person who shall operate or continue to operate a business without having taken out a city registration certificate by November 1, shall be subject to a 25% penalty in addition to the standard city registration certificate, and after December 1 shall be subject to the provisions of § 5-1-99
('76 Code, § 15-51) 
§ 5-1-50  FEE FOR PARTIAL TERM.
   Unless otherwise provided, for each city registration certificate obtained between October 1 and April 1 the full fee for one year shall be paid, and for each city registration certificate obtained from April 1 to September 30 one-half the full for one year shall be paid. 
('76 Code, § 15-52) 
§ 5-1-51  NOTICE TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATE NOT REQUIRED.
   It shall be unnecessary for the city to send out bills or notices to persons engaged in business in the city with respect to the payment or nonpayment of city registration certificate fees. 
('76 Code, § 15-50) 
§ 5-1-52  AMATEUR ENTERTAINMENT EXEMPTION.
   Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require a city registration certificate for amateur entertainments of any kind or description. 
('76 Code, § 15-58)
§ 5-1-53  POSTING REQUIREMENT.
   Every city registration certificate shall be posted in a conspicuous place where the business, profession or occupation is carried on and the holder of such city registration certificate shall exhibit same to the City Inspector, his deputy or any police officer upon being requested to do so by any of them. 
('76 Code, § 15-53)
§ 5-1-54  TRANSFER OF CERTIFICATE.
   (A)   City registration certificates may be transferred from one location to another, provided, the certificates are presented to the City Manager for the approval of such transfer, and provided further, no such certificate shall be transferred without the approval of the City Commission where any question of zoning arises, and provided further, the holder shall pay for such transfer, a fee in the amount of $3. 
('76 Code, § 15-54)  (Am. Ord. 1843, passed 8-11-92; Am. Ord. 2254, passed 10-13-98
   (B)   No transferable city registration certificate shall be transferred from the person to whom it is issued, except upon written application of the transferee, endorsed by the transferor, made to the Manager, and when such application is to be made, the Manager shall issue a duplicate of the original city registration certificate, marked “duplicate,” and shall endorse thereon the names of the transferees. 
('76 Code, § 15-55) 
§ 5-1-55  CERTIFICATE FEE SCHEDULE.
   The following city registration certificates shall be paid as hereinafter provided by all persons engaging in, managing, operating or running any of the professions, businesses or occupations following:
 
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
Automobile or Motor Vehicle Business
   Taxicabs and other vehicles with drivers for hire, per vehicle, including limousines and airport shuttles
$ 20
Coin-Operated Machines (See also Popcorn or Peanut Machine)
   For the purpose of this schedule, a coin-operated machine is defined as any machine, contrivance or device which is set in motion or made or permitted to function by the insertion of a coin or slug.
      Amusement machines, each
25
      Music machines, each
25
      Vending machines
10
      Weighing machines, each
5
      Children's ride machines, each
10
Contractors
   General
   Subcontractors, including but not limited to those listed below
      Awning
      Concrete, stone, brick
      Electrical
      Floor sanding and finishing
      Heating and ventilating
      Insulation
      Landscape, including lawn spraying
      Masonry
      Neon signs
      Painters and paperhangers
      Paving
      Plasterers
      Plumbing
      Refrigeration and air conditioning
      Roofing
      Septic tanks
      Sheet metal and tinsmith
      Tile and terrazzo
      Well drillers
      Wreckers
   Change of Contractor
9
   *The value of any stock of goods or merchandise owned and used by a general contractor or subcontractor in performing under contracts or subcontracts in the conduct of his business, shall be covered by the registration fee herein charged to contractors and subcontractors.
 
 
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FEES
Type of Business
Fee
House Movers
$  19
Peddlers
   For the purpose of this schedule, a peddler is defined to be a person going from place to place, selling and soliciting sales and receiving money or things of value therefor.
      Itinerant retail peddler of merchandise
      Balloons, novelties, souvenirs and the like
      Books, periodicals and any other like commodity offered for sale
         One person
         Each additional person
      Candies, peanuts, popcorn, ice cream and the like
         One person
         Each additional person
      Ice, each vehicle
200
50
50
20
50
20
30
Photographers
   Not permanently located
   Soliciting agents for photographers, each person
   Limited to special events
100
30
30
Popcorn and/or Peanut Machines (See also Coin-Operated
  Machines), each
20
Sign Painters
30
 
Fees shall increase annually on October 1, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), U.S. city average, percentage change from the previous year as determined by the U.S. Department of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
('76 Code, § 15-49)  (Am. Ord. 1078, passed 9-23-80; Am. Ord. 1535, passed 8-16-88; Am. Ord. 2918, passed 12-15-15)
§ 5-1-99  PENALTY.
   If any person shall engage in, transact, manage or be the agent for, any other person in the carrying on of any of the businesses, professions or occupations set forth in this chapter without first procuring an occupational license or a city registration certificate within ten days after receiving notice, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and so punished as provided in § 1-1-99.
('76 Code, § 15-57)  (Am. Ord. 2218, passed 4-21-98)