Tax Collector’s Office- 904-209-2250
The state of Florida does not impose a personal income tax. The state sales tax is six percent. In addition to the county tax structure, each municipality may also levy taxes and require business tax license fees and licenses.
Property taxes fall under the Homestead Exemption Provision, please contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at 904-827-5560 for information.
Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as Occupational License) fees are collected from most businesses, professionals, and enterprises. Businesses located within the corporate limits of: St. Augustine (904-825-1065), St. Augustine Beach (904-471-2122) and Hastings (904-692-1420) must first get a license from that city. After the city license is obtained, it must be taken to the Tax Collector’s Office where the county license will be issued.
Locations outside the three corporate limits must receive approval from the County Planning & Zoning Department at 904-209-0675. Professional and state-regulated businesses must first obtain a license from the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395. Contractors must obtain a county-authorized license from the County Building Department at 904-827-6820.