OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HISTORIC CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA
The Community Development department is responsible for administering the business license program.
BUSINESS LICENSE NEW/RENEWAL
Any person or entity that endeavors to carry on, conduct or engage in any business trade, occupation or profession within the City of Apalachicola is required to obtain an annually renewed business license. All business licenses expire on Setember 30 of each year. Businesses are responsible for the timely filing of their business license renewal form and fees. If the due date for payment falls on a Saturday or Sunday or a federal, state or city-observed holiday, then payment is considered timely on the following business day.
LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES
Businesses that do not meet the renewal deadline are required to pay penalty fees. Those licenses not renewed by October 1 of each yea shall be considered delinquent and subject to a delinquency penalty of 10 percent for the month of October, plus an additional 5 percent penalty for each month of delinquency thereafter until paid. The total delinquency penalty shall not exceed 25 percent of the occupational license fee for the delinquent establishment.
Business License Application
Business License Ordinance