Palm Beach County Zoning Division
2300 N. Jog Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Fax: (561) 233-5165
Home Occupation Business Tax Receipt
Certificate of Compliance
Form # 103
Unified Land Development Code, Article 4.B.1.E.10, Home Occupation. For the current type able version of this form visit the
PBC Zoning Web Page at: http://discover.pbcgov.org/pzb/zoning/Pages/Applications-Forms.aspx
10. Home Occupation (ULDC Article 4.B.1.E.10)
A business, profession, occupation, trade, artisan, or handcraft conducted in a dwelling unit for commercial gain
by a resident of the unit. A Home Occupation shall not include those businesses that are open to the public
including those required by State of Florida agencies.
b. Incidental Nature
Shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to the residential use of the dwelling property.
With the exception of outdoor instructional services, a Home Occupation shall be conducted within the principal
dwelling or off-site, and shall not be conducted within any accessory building or structure or within any open porch
or carport that is attached to and part of the principal structure. Instructional services, which by their nature must
be conducted outside of the principal structure, such as swimming lessons, shall be located in a rear or side yard.
d. No Change to Character of Dwelling
The residential character of the dwelling in terms of exterior appearance and interior space shall not be altered
or changed to accommodate a home occupation.
Shall be conducted by members of the immediate family residing in the dwelling unit only. A maximum of one
person who is not a member of the immediate family may assist in the operation of the home occupations at the
No external evidence or sign shall advertise, display, or otherwise indicate the presence of the home occupation,
nor shall the street address of the home occupation be advertised through signs, billboards, television, radio, or
newspapers. Advertising on vehicles shall be limited to the minimum necessary to meet requirements mandated
by F.S. Chapter 489 or Chapter 67-1876 of the PBC Contractor’s Certification Division Manual.
g. Cottage Foods
No food preparation shall be allowed, except as allowed in accordance with F.S. Section 500.80 cottage food
operations, as amended.
h. On-Premise Sale of Goods and Services
A Home Occupation shall not involve the sale of any stock, trade, supplies, products, or services on the premises,
except for instructional services or incidental retail sales where the Home Occupation is a mail order or internet
i. Instructional Services
Instructional services shall meet the following additional regulations:
1) Home Instruction, Inside
Teaching which takes place inside the dwelling unit of the instructor. Typical instruction includes music
lessons and academic tutoring.
2) Home Instruction, Outside
Teaching which takes place outside the dwelling unit, on the property of the instructor. This type of instruction
is limited to subject matter which necessitates outside instruction. Typical instruction includes tennis,
swimming lessons, dog training and equestrian lessons.
3) Hours of Operation
Instruction shall occur only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily.
4) Number of Students
A maximum of three students at a time may be allowed to receive instruction during a lesson.
No more than two vehicles associated with the lessons may be allowed to be parked at the instructor's home
at any time.
The instruction must be conducted by a resident of the dwelling where lessons are provided. Only one
instructor may be allowed to provide instruction.
j. Home Occupation in the AR/RSA
Additional standards and approval process apply to Home Occupation with limited Landscape Service or limited
Contractor Storage Yard pursuant to Art. 4, Use Regulations.
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Home Occupation Business Tax Receipt – Certificate of Compliance
Form # 103
Web Issue 2019