Certificate of Use

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In order for a business operating in Weston to receive a Business Tax Receipt, the owner must first apply for and be issued a Certificate of Use for the location, in accordance with City Code. Any new tenant or change of occupancy in a commercial or industrial property must have a Certificate of Use to certify the use is permitted and does not violate any requirements of the Florida Building Code, Broward County and City of Weston Zoning Code, or the Fire Marshal's Office.

Chapter 40 of the City of Weston Code of Ordinances provides complete details regarding Business Tax Receipts, which includes the requirement for a Certificate of Use to be issued prior to the issuance of a Business Tax Receipt.


The following are the current costs associated with the Certificate of Use application.

 Certificate Type


  Commercial Address / Business
  Home Occupation
 $  50.00
  Change of Owner / Business Name
 $  35.00
  Reissue Certificate Fee
 $  10.00

Where can I Apply for a Certificate of Use?

Applications for a Certificate of Use can be made online using the following process:

1. Complete the Certificate of Use application and scan your completed application as a PDF (you will need to upload the application into our services portal online.)

2. Visit the Building and Permitting Services System online. Click on "Apply" in the top menu and select "Certificate of Use" (as highlighted in image below.)  Complete the online process an upload the PDF of your Certificate of Use application.

 Certificate of Use in the Online Permitting System











3. Applications may also be picked up at the Weston Building Code Services Department, located inside the Administrative Services Center, 17250 Royal Palm Boulevard, Weston, Florida 33326. 

How do I receive my Certificate of Use?

After your inspections have been approved, a Certificate of Use will be issued and available for pick-up at Building Code Services. Typically, the Certificate will be available five (5) business days after the inspection is approved. It is the applicant’s responsibility to call Weston Building Code Services at 954-385-0500 to confirm that the Certificate is available and ready for pick up.

Contact Information

Weston Building Code Services Department
Located inside the City of Weston Administrative Services Center
17250 Royal Palm Boulevard
Weston, FL 33326

Hours of Operation:   
Monday – Friday  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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