Businesses seeking to locate within the City of Alachua must complete an application for Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly occupational license). Prospective businesses must complete both the Local Business Tax Application and the Certificate of Land Development Regulations Compliance Application. Please note that prospective businesses must obtain land use and zoning information through the Planning & Zoning Department prior to placing a business within the City of Alachua to guarantee that the business is compatible with the regulations of the City. Certain individuals or organizations are exempt from the Local Business Tax. Please review the Local Business Tax Exemption Application and Section 10-36 Schedule of Fees for applicability. Click on link above for more details.
The Purchasing Division is responsible for (Vendors) the acquisition of any materials, supplies, services, construction or equipment for the City of Alachua. The Division will be responsible for establishing and administering purchasing policies; for initiating reports related to the analysis of the procurement performance function; for monitoring the competitive bidding process; for initiating the RFB, RFQ and RFP processes; and for the analysis of pricing for materials, equipment, services, supplies and construction. The City of Alachua adheres to its Purchasing Guidelines to ensure compliance with Ordinance O-01-24 and respective audit requirements. Click on link above for more details.