News Flash

City Administration

Posted on: August 15, 2022

City adopts state’s broadened regulations for a home-based business, House Bill 403

City adopts states broadened regulations for a home-based business, House Bill 403_Social_Image_08

City of Lake Wales commission approved revisions to the City’s code of ordnances to broaden rules and regulations for a home-based business. The updates reflect statewide regulations set forth by Governor Ron DeSantis in House Bill 403.

The revised ordinance broadens which businesses are considered “home-based” in an area zoned for residential use. The ordinance provides more flexibility in areas, such as employment; location and area; customers and clients; hazardous substances; vehicle traffic; parking; sales of service or products; prohibited business activities; and much more.   

City Ordinance Sec. 23-348 defines a home-based business as any occupation, professional activity, business, profession, or commercial activity conducted entirely within a dwelling unit and carried on by a member or members of the immediate family or household occupying the dwelling and up to a maximum of two (2) non-resident employees or independent contractors on-site at any time. A home-based business is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the property for residential purposes and does not change the appearance or character of the dwelling. Home-based business includes: home occupation, telecommuting/telework, cottage food operations and home-base cottage industry.

Any person operating a home-based business is required to obtain a local business tax receipt pursuant to Chapter 19 of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances. 

Resources

City Ordinance Sec. 23-348 – Home-based business, click here.

Frequently asked questions, click here. 

City of Lake Wales Business Tax Receipt, click here.

Cottage food operations, click here.

Start a business, click here.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City Administration

Place Debris Away From Utilities_102122

Place yard debris away from utilities

Posted on: October 21, 2022
Alert Polk_Social_Image_092822

Alert Polk: Emergency Notifications

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Waste and Recycling Suspended_image_socail_092722

Waste and recycling temporarily suspended

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Dev Services_planning and zoning_meeting notices_socail_event image_1200X628_092722

Canceled meeting notice: Planning & Zoning

Posted on: September 26, 2022
Sandbag site now open_Social_Image_092322

Self-service sandbag site now open

Posted on: September 23, 2022
Road Advisory_Notice_A water main break_092022

Road Closure

Posted on: September 20, 2022
Road Advisory_Notice_A Street Road Closure_NW Neighborhood Water Main Extension_090922

Upcoming Roadway Closure: A Street

Posted on: September 9, 2022
Memorial for K-9 Officer Max_Socail_Event_080922

Memorial Service for K-9 Officer Max

Posted on: August 8, 2022
Yard Preperation Before A Storm_social_image_052622

Yard Preparation Before a Storm

Posted on: May 26, 2022
Road Advisory_Notice_Park Avenue Conenctor Trail_042122

Road Advisory - Park Avenue

Posted on: April 21, 2022
City in a garden_socail_image 3_041422

City in a Garden - Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: April 15, 2022
Easter egg hunts_social_image_2022

Easter egg hunts in the city

Posted on: April 5, 2022
Road Closure_Notice_Third Street will be closed permanently between E. Crystal Ave._033122_em

Upcoming Roadway Closure

Posted on: March 31, 2022
Road Closure_Notice_Third Street will be closed between E. Crystal Ave. and E. Park Ave. starting Mo

Upcoming Roadway Closure

Posted on: March 31, 2022
City in a garden_socail_image 1_031822-01

City in a Garden - Lake Wales History

Posted on: March 24, 2022
Tmobile grant_socail_image_V2_031722

Join us and celebrate the good news.

Posted on: March 18, 2022
Black history month_Dr Wiltshire_socail_image_021422

Celebrating Dr. Joseph Ashby Wiltshire

Posted on: February 25, 2022
Black-history-month-luncheon_Dr-Wiltshire_socail_image_022022

4th Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Posted on: February 20, 2022
Election-notice_image_020122

2022 Election notice

Posted on: February 1, 2022
Meeting-notice_Fair-Housing-Public-Information_Citizen-Advissory-Task-Force_image_Green_1080_0131202

Meeting Notice

Posted on: January 31, 2022
Mural-Artist_Image_2022

Open call for mural artists, $10,000.00

Posted on: January 24, 2022
Road-Closure_Notice_Custom_SR17-and-Mountain-Lake-Road_Traffic-Light_012422

Road Closure

Posted on: January 24, 2022