2009 Florida Statutes
License requirements for retail dealers and resellers; penalty.
206.404 License requirements for retail dealers and resellers; penalty.--
(1)(a) It is unlawful to engage in the business of selling motor or diesel fuel at retail without first obtaining the license required by this section.
(b) It is unlawful to engage in the business of reselling tax-paid fuel to retailers or end users without first obtaining the license required by this section.
(c) Every person engaging in the business of selling motor or diesel fuel at retail or engaging in business as a reseller shall, prior to engaging in business, register with the department pursuant to chapter 212.
(d) No license shall be transferred.
(e) Each business location shall have a separate license.
(f) Each application shall include the federal employer identification number or, if such number is not available, the social security number of the applicant and the Department of Environmental Protection storage tank facility number.
(g) Each applicant shall declare his or her primary business activity as either the sale of motor fuel at retail, the sale of diesel fuel at retail, or acting as a reseller.
(2)(a) Each person required to be licensed by this section shall maintain all records required under s. 206.12 and shall make those records available to the department for inspection or audit upon request.
(b) Any person required to register under this section who fails to make records available to the department within the time specified in s. 206.12 commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and the department shall estimate such person's tax liability and make a jeopardy assessment for the estimated tax due. In addition to any estimated tax, delinquency penalty, and interest found to be due, the licensee shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 and the department shall revoke such person's registration under chapter 212.
(3) Any retail dealer or reseller in violation of the provisions of this chapter or the provisions of the Florida Motor Fuel Tax Relief Act of 2004 shall be subject to revocation of his or her license under chapter 212.
History.--s. 1, ch. 15659, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 1167(16); s. 1, ch. 20303, 1941; s. 1, ch. 70-995; s. 2, ch. 75-286; s. 99, ch. 85-342; s. 31, ch. 86-152; s. 39, ch. 95-417; s. 7, ch. 96-323; s. 10, ch. 2004-73.
Note.--Former s. 208.01.