Business Tax Receipts
Do you need a license to do work in Mary Esther?
No person shall engage in or manage any business, profession or occupation within the city limits of Mary Esther (including home based businesses), unless a city license has been obtained and the payment of the applicable tax has been made.
PLEASE NOTE: IF THE BUSINESS HAS BEEN SOLD - YOUR TAX RECEIPT IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. You will need to obtain a new fire inspection with authorization to open, a new Okaloosa County Occupational Tax Receipt and then apply for a new City of Mary Esther Business Tax Receipt.
Check MuniCode or call for questions concerning Mary Esther code related to Home Based Businesses.
10% of the Regulatory fee as of October 1, and an additional 5% per month until paid. A maximum penalty of 25% of the initial fee can be assessed.