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Fire or Going Out Of Business Sale Permits

In accordance with Florida statutes, a permit is required to conduct a Fire or Going-Out-Of-Business Sale. The permit must be obtained when a business acts in such a manner as to reasonably cause the public to believe that upon disposal of the stock of goods, they will cease operation.

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, cash or certified funds 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 of any applicable City Occupational License and County Occupational license

You can download an Application For Out Of Business/Fire Sale Permit online, or pick one up at:

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Governmental Center Annex, 1st Floor
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

For more information, call 954-468-3488.​​​