Any person doing business in the City of Aventura, even a one-person company or home-based business owner, needs a Local Business Tax Receipt, unless you qualify for an exemption. You need one Local Business Tax Receipt for each location from which you are operating the business, and one for each category of business you are conducting.
The Certificate of Use confirms that the business use at the address stated complied with Zoning District and parking requirements on the date of certificate issuance. The certificate only becomes applicable upon the issuance of a City of Aventura Local Business Tax Receipt providing there is no change of use or business ownership and no alteration or addition to the building or structure. An alteration or addition to a building or a structure, including a change to the occupancy classification* under the Florida Building Code, must be done pursuant to a building permit obtained from the City of Aventura Community Development Department – Building Division