Business Regulatory Unit

Business Tax Receipt/Certificate of Use

The City of Oakland Park requires all businesses to obtain a Business Tax Receipt. The City provides online annual renewal of Business Tax Receipts. After October 1st, 2019, all businesses applying for a Business Tax Receipt in the City of Oakland Park must obtain a Certificate of Use prior to occupying or opening your business.

Short-Term Rentals

All Short-Term Rentals are required to have a permit that is valid for 365 days. The Short-Term Rental permit will need to be renewed each year.  The application can be completed through the Short-Term Rental webpage. Get more information on Short-Term Rentals here

Massage and Health Spa Establishments

All Massage and Health Spa State Licensed establishments are required to obtain a permit with the City of Oakland Park. Newly licensed Massage and Health Spa establishments must meet the separation requirements set forth in the Health Spa Ordinance. 

Open Past Midnight Permit

The City requires a permit for all vendors licensed by the State Division of Beverage desiring to remain open for the purpose of selling, delivering, or serving of alcoholic beverages between the hours of Midnight and 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and Midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Community Residence

The City of Oakland Park requires all Community Residence for persons with disabilities to register with the City and obtain a permit that is valid for 365 days. Operators of Community Residence, Transitional Residence, and Recovery Community’s must acquire all available certifications issued by state credentialing agencies, applicable to the type of disability being monitored or treated.

Quick Links

Process for Opening a Business
Business Tax Receipt Application/Affidavit/Checklist
View/Pay Business Tax Receipt
Update Business Tax Receipt Info
View Short-Term Rental Ordinance
Excerpt of General Code Ordinance
Short-Term Rental License Application: Apply Online
Massage and Health Spa Permit Application Package
Ordinance SEC. 7-156
In Good Standing and Revocation Information
Notice of Prohibited Acts Statement
Open Past Midnight Permit Application (PDF)
Community Residence Permit Application
Group Housing Guide

Contact Us

  1. Joseph Diskin

    Business Regulatory Unit Supervisor


    5399 North Dixie Highway

    Suite # 3

    Oakland Park, FL 33334

    Monday - Friday

    Phone: 954-630-4400

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