Can I operate a business out of my home?

Yes, this is called a home occupation and is permissible in the City. There are some restrictions on home occupations and only certain types of businesses can operate out of a home. The home occupation regulations can be found in Land Development Code Section 5.01.01.

A Business Tax Receipt is required for all home occupations, the application can be found on the Business Tax Receipts Page.

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1. Can I add an accessory structure (shed, detached garage, workshop, etc.) to my property?
2. Can I operate a business out of my home?
3. Do I need a permit to drive my golf cart on City streets?
4. How do I obtain approval to build a commercial or multi-family development?
5. What are building setbacks?
6. Where can I find Fort Walton Beach's Land Development Code?
7. Where can I find permissible uses of a certain zoning?