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What agency handles occupational licenses in Palm Beach County?

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The Palm Beach County Constitutional Tax Collector's Office issues occupational licenses, according it its website, at PbcTax.com. The licenses have been renamed Local Business Tax Receipts, as of 2015.

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The Constitutional Tax Collector’s Office is an independent agency whose collector is elected to office every four years, notes the agency. An application for a Local Business Tax Receipt, or LBTR, is available for download at the agency's website. By Florida law, all businesses in Palm Beach County that sell merchandise or services must possess a LBTR, including people who are self-employed or work from home. The LBTR must be renewed annually and includes a fee, depending on the type of business and number of employees.

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