Business Tax Receipts (BTR) are issued by the Orange County Tax Collector. However, for properties within unincorporated Orange County’s jurisdiction, the process for obtaining a BTR begins with a review by the Orange County Zoning Division to ensure the proposed use is allowed in a particular location. To get started, download and complete BTR application. Next, create a Fast Track account with Orange County Fast Track Online Services or log into an existing account if you already have one. When creating your account, the user category you will need to choose is Zoning/BZA. Please refer to the Orange County BTR webpage for guidance on application submittal.
A use permit may also be required. This permit is to confirm that the building you want to occupy is consistent with the building code requirements for that use. If you are changing the use of the space or the ownership of the business, a new use permit is required. If a use permit is required, it will be linked to your BTR application in Fast Track.
Once you have received approval from the Orange County Zoning Division, and if applicable, Orange County Building Safety Division, you will need to obtain your Business Tax Receipt (BTR) from the Orange County Tax Collectors Office. You will need to provide the "Orange County Tax Collectors Office with a copy of the approval letter you receive from the Zoning Division. The Business Tax Office may be reached at 407-434-0312 option 2 for the Business & Property Tax Department.