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TIP # 05A19-01
DATE ISSUED: April 1, 2005


Notice to Dealers Using the Department's CST - Address/Jurisdiction Database

The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 55-3 code for the City of Dania Beach (located in Broward County) has been changed within the Communications Services Tax (CST) Address/Jurisdiction Database. The FIPS 55-3 code for Dania Beach has been changed from 16325 to 16335 in the database rebuild that will be posted on April 2, 2005, and effective July 1, 2005.

FIPS 55-3 provides a unique code for named populated places and other locations. The FIPS guidelines provide a class code for each entry to distinguish populated places, county subdivisions, counties, selected facilities, and obsolete and unverified names, etc. The class code structure also provides subcategories that distinguish active local governments from those that are inactive or nonfunctioning. Within the FIPS guidelines, a C1 FIPS code identifies an active incorporated place, while a C4 FIPS code identifies an alternative common name of a place.

The CST Address/Jurisdiction Database should contain only the C1 FIPS codes for taxing jurisdictions in Florida. Therefore, the C4 code of 16325 previously listed for Dania Beach has been replaced by the C1 code of 16335. For more information about FIPS codes, visit the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) website at:

References: 202.22(2)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 12BER04-09, Florida Administrative Code


This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

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For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, 1379 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304-2716.