Business Tax Receipt Renewal Deadline Approaching

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds business owners that the deadline to renew their Business Tax Receipt (BTR) is quickly approaching. Businesses may renew their BTRs anytime between now and September 30.

Businesses can make online payments and print their renewed BTR at “Paying and printing online is easy and secure, and there is no wait time,” said Lunsford. E-checks and credit cards can be used for online transactions. Businesses also can make payments by mail or at one of four convenient offices.

Also, business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the installment plan for tangible personal property tax payments. By utilizing this plan, business owners with a tangible personal property tax bill of at least $100 can make four quarterly payments instead of one lump sum payment. Each quarterly bill will receive a different discount for early payment as prescribed by Florida Statutes. The quarterly payments are due by the last day of June, September, December, and March. Applications for the 2019 tax year are being accepted now at

Lunsford said, “The installment program not only helps ease the financial burden on taxpayers by allowing them to spread out the payments, it also provides a discount for making payments on time.”

Customers who do need to visit our offices can join the line online at and manage their time their way. Citizens select an office location and type of service, receive a message with approximate service time and then continue their regular activities until the service time approaches.

Applications and additional information for BTRs are available at If you have any questions, please visit our website or email us at