Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
Show All Answers
You may apply for a local business tax at the City of Homestead City Hall between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday at:
Business Services Division
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call (305) 224-4504
You will need the following information:
The different types of services/products offered determine the fee. If you need particular information, you can contact the Business Tax Receipt Office at (305) 224-4504.
The city grants a local business tax receipt under the following conditions:
1) You have submitted all your documentation.
2) You have paid all fees.
3) All government agencies' inspections have been made and approved.
4) The City has approved your application.
You can complete all of these tasks online at www.cityofhomestead.com/startstop or over the phone by calling 305-224-4800.
There are no additional charges for any of these methods of payments.
The Autopay application form can be obtained by visiting our website at www.cityofhomestead.com/startstop
Energy Efficient Rebates are also available. Visit our website at www.cityofhomestead.com and under the Residents tab click on Homestead Public Services; and to the left of that screen click on HPS Energy/Electric Services. At the bottom of the screen is the link of Energy Saver Programs.
Decide what legal structure you would like to have: A) Sole Proprietor, B) Partnership C) Corporation (C or S) or D) LLC (Limited Liability Company). Lawyers and doctors may form a Professional Association (PA). For your convenience, all forms can be found on-line at www.sunbiz.org.
If you choose to use a name other than your own or that of a corporation (if you choose to create one), then you must obtain a Fictitious Name Certification (DBA). It is not necessary to obtain a fictitious name. You may also trade mark the name in the State of Florida, nationally and/or internationally. The action applies to all forms of ownerships: corporations, LLC's, sole proprietorships and partnerships.
Check the zoning, parking and other regulations with the City of Homestead Planning and Zoning Department before signing a contract or lease. For businesses moving into an existing space that are planning interior remodeling be sure to check with the building department for a building permit. You may also be required to obtain additional licenses and permits from Miami-Dade Fire and DERM (Department of Environmental Resources).
You may be required to obtain special permits or licenses. As a new business, you may be required by the city to obtain additional permits from the state or other entities. To determine the appropriate licensing department for your new business visit www.myflorida.com/dbpr
Every business needs to obtain a Business Tax Receipt (also known as a Occupational License) and a Certificate of Use regardless of how small your business is and even if it is in your home. Also check out additional items that are needed to apply for your Business Tax Receipt . Every business is also required to obtain a Miami-Dade County Occupational License. You can apply for a City of Homestead Business Tax Receipt at: Business Tax Receipt Office, 790 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030. For more information, email: email@example.com or call (305) 224-4504.Although you do not need an attorney to start a business, it is recommended to seek counsel if needed.
You can apply for a City of Homestead Business Tax Receipt at: Business Tax Receipt Office, 790 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 224-4504.
Although you do not need an attorney to start a business, it is recommended to seek counsel if needed.
1. The owner must prove to the Building Official, or a designee, that he has the knowledge and ability to do the work. Test will be administered.2. Proof of ownership (warranty deed, closing statement, or Miami-Dade County tax bill).3. An owner may apply for a permit, supervise and do the work in connection with the construction, maintenance, repair, alteration, and addition to a single-family or duplex residence for his own use, and/or occupancy, and not intended for sale.4. No more than one (1) permit shall be issued to an owner for the construction of a new single-family or duplex residence in any twenty-four (24) month period. Permits for alterations and additions, or plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or gas installations shall be issued only in connection with one single-family or duplex residence in any twenty-four (24) month period, although more than one permit may be issued for such work on the same single-family or duplex residence during that period.5. The owner must come in person for review of permit documents and application. 6. The permit application and affidavit must be signed and notarized.7. If there is a violation on the property:a. No building permit will be issued to a homeowner to cover illegal work.b. The work must be done by a general contractor or a specialty contractor licensed to do the work.c. Permits for all work must be obtained ( i.e. building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc.). d. An architect’s or engineer’s report may be required, certifying that the work was done in accordance with the applicable code, and general construction practices as a substitute for required inspections.
Final decisions on public hearing applications may vary depending on the type of application. All applicants who are going through the public hearing process must wait for a final decision by the City Council before they can proceed with a building permit application.
Yes. The City of Homestead’s Department of Development Services handles all tree related permits. Applications are available at the Building Division permit counter in City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, Florida or 305-224-4500.
Yes. If you want to add a room, pool house, or garage to your home, you will need a building permit. To obtain a permit you must first submit two (2) sets of signed and sealed plans (plans can be drawn by either an architect or an engineer). Please verify and contact with our Building Division at (305) 224-4500 to obtain information about plans submittal and to answer any questions you may have before embarking on your project.