Home Business Application

Home Business Tax Receipt Application


5335 8th Street

Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Phone: 813-780-0020 Fax: 813-780-0021

Date: _______________________ APPLICATION FEE: $25.00

APPLICANT: _____________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

PHONE: _____________________________________________________________________

PROPERTY OWNER: _______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

PHONE: _______________________________________________________________



HOME BUSINESS REQUESTED: __________________________________________________


DESCRIBE TYPE OF ACTIVITY IN DETAIL: ____________________________________________



# OF FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING IN DWELLING UNIT: ______________________________________



FLOOR PLAN: of existing dwelling must be submitted showing house dimensions with size of designated area for home business tax receipt. IF RENTAL PROPERTY: notarized permission is required from property owner. Allow FIVE (5) working days for approval of application. Please Note: If Home Business is approved, we require the following:

Proof of Pasco County Business Tax Receipt. Call 352-521-4360, Pasco County Tax Collector’s office for details. They’re located in Dade City courthouse, 14236 6th Street.

Fictitious name proof (if applicable).

Completion of City Business Tax Receipt Application. Check with Building Department for your City fee amount – it is determined by classification of your business.



COMMENTS: _____________________________________________________________________________



Bill Burgess, Building Official

Section 7.09.15 – Land Development Code

Item 4440. Home Businesses

A home business shall be allowed in a bona fide dwelling unit, subject to the following requirements:

No person(s) other than members of the family residing on the premises shall be engaged in such business.

The use of the dwelling unit for the home business shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants, and shall under no circumstances change the residential character of the structure.

There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises, or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home business, other than one sign not exceeding two (2) square foot in area, non-illuminated, mounted flat against the wall of the principal building at a position not more than two (2) feet from the main entrance of the residence.

No home business shall occupy more than 25% of the floor area of the dwelling unit. No accessory building shall be used for a home business.

No traffic shall be generated by such home business in greater volumes than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home business shall be met off the street and other than in a front yard required pursuant to this Code.

No equipment, tools, or process shall be used in such a home business which creates interference to neighboring properties due to noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio, telephone, or television receivers off the premises or causes fluctuations in line voltage off the premises.

Fabrication of articles commonly classified under the terms arts and handicrafts may be deemed a home business, subject to the other terms and conditions of this definition, and providing no retail sales are made at the home.

Outdoor storage of materials shall not be permitted.

The following shall not be considered home business: beauty shops, barber shops, band instrument or dance instructors, swimming instructor, studio for group instruction, public dining facility or tearoom, antique or gift shop, photographic studio, fortune telling or similar activity, outdoor repair, food processing, retail sales, nursery school, or kindergarten.

The giving of individual instruction to one person at a time such as an art or piano teacher, shall be deemed a home business.

A home business shall be subject to all applicable City business tax requirements and fees.

Permits shall be issued to the person and not the dwelling; as such they may not be passed on with the land.

NOTE: For the purpose of this handout the terms of “home occupation” from the Land Development Code has been changed to “home business” as result of Florida Statute 205 – Business Tax Receipt.