A significant number of City of Key West Business Tax Receipts, licenses, and permits require a license from the State of Florida as part of the application process. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Auto-repair businesses
- Contractors (except Specialty Contractors)
- Food Service establishments
- State-licensed professionals, including but not limited to attorneys, doctors, cosmetology professionals, massage therapists, and private providers
- Tattoo establishments
- Transient rentals (including guesthouses, hotels, and residential rentals)
A copy of an active state license will be required with renewal payments for all City of Key West Business Tax Receipts, licenses, and permits which required one upon application. The majority of state licenses are obtained and can be confirmed through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Florida Licensing Division.