Commercial Businesses

Commercial Business Submittal Checklist

  • Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt Application
  • Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt Application
  • Fictitious Name Registration and/or Articles of Incorporation
  • A copy of a valid State license (state licensed professionals only) **the business tax receipt will not be issued until the state license has been submitted** 
  • A copy of Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Occupancy (new buildings, build-outs, or interior renovations only)** A Business Tax Receipt shall not be issued prior to CC or CO**
  • Fire Inspection and Sign off on the Wellington Business Tax Receipt application (All new commercial businesses and change of ownership/address)
  • A copy of your State Driver’s License or Government Issued ID with the current address per Florida Statute 322.19
  • A copy of the Bill of Sale for change of ownership
  • A copy of the Lease Agreement or Notarized Letter from the property owner (if applicable)

Additional requirements must be met for State Licensed trades, please refer to the State Regulated Businesses Page for licensing information. (Per Wellington Ordinance 2012-14)

How to Submit Your Commercial Business Application

Completed applications and required documents can be emailed to for processing, mailed to City Hall (12300 Forest Hill Boulevard), or submitted in person at City Hall Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Please send all documents in the same email/envelope to avoid delays in processing your application. The fees will be invoiced once the application is processed.