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Fire and Out-of-Business Sale Permits
A Going Out of Business / Fire Sale Permit must be obtained (per Florida Statutes) whenever a business conducts a sale, in such a manner, as to reasonably cause the public to believe that upon disposal of the stock of goods, they will cease operations.
The permit is issued for a period of not more than 60 consecutive days, including weekends and holidays and cannot be renewed. Permits are neither transferable nor refundable.
For each location, you will need:
- A completed Application For Out of Business / Fire Sale permit.
- A full inventory of the goods, wares, merchandise and the dollar value of the items to be offered for the sale.
- A fee of $50.00, Certified Funds or Cash only.
- Verification that all Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are paid.
- A copy of advertisements used in the media which include the necessary verbiage.
- Surrender any applicable City and County Local Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as the occupational license).
Florida statutes mandate that you may not conduct a Fire or Going-Out-of-Business Sale without a permit. Applications to apply for permits are available at: Miami–Dade County Tax Collector’s Office, 140 W. Flagler Room 101, Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, or you may call 305-75-5475, or download the following instruction and application forms:
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