If I'm thinking of starting a business within the city of Winter Garden, how do I start?

You will need to determined the address you wish to operate the business from. Once you have the address: 

  • Please check that the address that you wish to operate from is within the city limits of Winter Garden, FL:  
    1. You may call the City of Winter Garden Business Tax Division at 407-656-4111 ext. 5735 to verify
    2. You may verify with Orange County Property Appraiser website that address is within the municipality: Winter Garden  
    3. If the address is not within the city limits, you will need to check with Orange County or listed municipality for their process to register a business for a local business tax receipt
    4. If within the city limits, you will need to determine if address is a home location or commercial location: 
  • If from your home location, register as a Residential business. (see details for Residential Local Business Tax Application)
  • If from a Commercial location, register as a Commercial business. (see details for Commercial Local Business Tax Application)

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1. If I'm thinking of starting a business within the city of Winter Garden, how do I start?
2. What type of business is allowed in particular district?
3. If my business is in a Commercial Zoned area, why must I complete a Land Use Review application?
4. What is the order of registering my business with the State, County and City?
5. If I'm operating a business from a Winter Garden, FL address must I get a Business Tax Receipt?
6. Why can I not register a PO Box or a Mailing Center address as my business location?
7. What happens if I don't register a business with the City of Winter Garden for a city address?
8. Do I have to renew my business tax receipt each year?
9. Do I need to get inspections for my business?
10. What is a Business Tax Receipt?
11. How much does a Business Tax Receipt cost?
12. When will my business tax receipt expire?
13. Do I need just one business tax receipt for my business?
14. If I have a City Business Tax Receipt, do I also need a County Business Tax Receipt?
15. How do I renew my Business Tax Receipt?
16. Who is exempt from paying for a Business Tax Receipt?
17. Are Business Tax Receipts transferable?
18. How long does it take to get a City Business Tax Receipt?