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Going Out of Business

  • A business must obtain a going out of business permit when its activities – including disposal of stock, equipment, and goods – cause the public to believe the business will cease operations.
    • Permits are issued for 60 continuous days – including weekends and holidays.
    • Permits are neither transferable nor refundable.
    • The following is required to obtain a permit:
      • Completed application
      • Copy of inventory list
      • Mock-up of proposed advertisements
      • All business licenses, issued to person applying, excluding liquor license
      • Fee of $50 payable in cash, money order, or check payable to Pinellas County Tax Collector
        • The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is partnered with Envision Payment Solutions for the recovery of returned checks. Returned checks may be electronically represented to your account along with a returned check fee.  Envision can be contacted at 1-877-290-5460.
      • Payment for all current, delinquent, and estimate tangible property taxes


    • Failure to comply constitutes a second-degree misdemeanor enforced by the State Attorney General’s Office.
    • Review this going out of business checklist for more info or call us at 727-464-3409.
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