What restrictions exist for home businesses?

The City of Key West does allow some businesses to be operated from a private residence. There are several restrictions on home-based businesses, including but not limited to: no client contact can occur at the residence, only permanent residents of the location may be employed by the business, and no accessory structure on the property can be used for the business. For more information on home-based occupations, please refer to the City municipal code.

The following types of businesses cannot be operated from a private residence:

  • Animal grooming/boarding
  • Cosmetology
  • Food Service
  • Fortune telling/clairvoyance
  • Retail sales
  • Vehicle servicing

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1. What requirements are there for residential rentals?
2. How much does a Business Tax Receipt cost?
3. How can I confirm the validity of vacation rentals?
4. What licenses and permits are capped, and what does this mean?
5. Can performers operate at Mallory Square?
6. What types of licenses also require a State of Florida license?
7. What are the Name Registration requirements?
8. Who should apply for a business tax receipt?
9. What restrictions exist for home businesses?
10. What type of license do I need for contracting?
11. Can I come to Key West and start up a transportation business?
12. What other licenses and or fees do I need to pay to start a business in Key West?