Business License Information

Business License

Businesses in Florida are required to file the name of their business with the state's Division of Corporations at www.sunbiz.org if they are using a DBA (doing business as) designation, which is also known as a fictitious name. The only exception is a sole proprietor that uses his or her name as the name of the business; i.e. Dan Brown.

Tax Identication number or (EIN)

Apply Online

Your tax identification number is a nine-digit number used by the government to determine how your business should be taxed. There is no charge for your tax identification number and you can receive your number online as soon as you register. If you are using a DBA, it is important to register your DBA first.

Florida Department of Revenue
The General Tax Administration Program of the Florida Department of Revenue administers more than 30 taxes and fees for sales and use, reemployment, communications services, corporate income and fuel. Check the Department of Revenue website for more information about the taxes you may owe to the state of Florida for your business.
myflorida.com/dor
(800) 352-3671

Polk County Tax

County taxes must be paid if your business is located inside the county limits. If you live in Polk, but locate your business outside of the county, you must pay the taxes for the county where your business is located. For more information go to: www.polktaxes.com.

Polk County Business License locations - show / hide
Bartow/Winter Haven
430 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-4731
Lakeland
930 E. Parker St.
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 603-6499

Haines City
74 Maxcy Plaza Circle
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3610
Lake Wales
658 State Road 60 W.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 534-4700

City Taxes

If your business is located within city limits, you also will be subject to the business license tax imposed by that city. If you are unsure if you live in city limits, or in unincorporated Polk, call the tax collector’s office for clarification. City business license locations are also located under each city in the Small Business Guide.

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Auburndale
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1 Bobby Green Plaza
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 965-5530
Bartow
450 N. Wilson Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830
www.cityofbartow.net
(863) 534-0100
www.polktaxes.com
(863) 534-4700

Davenport
Online application

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1 South Allapaha Ave.
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 419-3300
Eagle Lake
75 7th Street N.
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
(863) 293-4141

Fort Meade
8 West Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-1100 ext. 236
Frostproof
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111 West Fire St.
Frostproof, FL 33843
(863) 635-7855

Haines City
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620 E. Main St.
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3600
Lake Alfred
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155 E. Pomelo St.
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
(863) 291-5270

Lakeland
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228 S. Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 834-6025
Lake Wales
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201 W. Central Ave.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 678-4182

Mulberry
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P.O. Box 707
Mulberry, FL 33860
(863) 425-1125
Polk City
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123 Broadway Blvd SE
Polk City, FL 33868
(863) 984-1375 ext. 239

Winter Haven
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Building Division
490 Third Street NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 291-5695
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