Pedicab license Key West — Pedicabs

Pedicab license Key West

1. How do I get a mobile vendor license?

The City of Key West permits only 25 mobile vendor licenses, for selling products and services from public roads. There are presently no licenses available. Anyone interested in obtaining a vending license should contact the licensing office the first week of November (of any year). If a license is available, a registration period will be held the last two weeks of November, and the license will be awarded by random selection shortly thereafter. Licenses fees average $1, 000 for mobile vending.

2. What about selling or performing at Mallory Square during the sunset celebration?

The City of Key West does not require licensing for sunset performers, however, a permit/permission is required by the Cultural Preservation Society (CPS). Please call (305) 292-7700 for more information or check out the web site at

3. What is required for having a retail business or food service business on private property?

Proper zoning, a certificate of occupancy for the structure for the intended use, adequate off-street parking (or a parking variance), lease/deed, commercial solid waste account, Florida sales tax number, Federal ID/Social Security number, Articles of Incorporation/Fictitious Name Registration, state license if applicable, insurance if applicable, and any other requirements specific to the application.

4. What if I just want to set up a booth or cart on private property?

All the above requirements must be met, plus there must be handicapped-accessible commercial restrooms on the property. If retail goods are sold from the booth or cart, special permission must first be granted from the City Commission.

5. Am I allowed to have a business from my home?

Yes. In all districts in the city where residential uses are permitted, a home business license is allowed, however, certain conditions must be met, including: the business must be conducted within the principal structure, not outside or in a detached structure such as a garage or shed; no more than 20% of the total floor area of the house may be used for the business, any employees of the business must live in the home, and the business must not create any impact which would detract from the residential nature of the neighborhood.

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Where can you get a fishing license in Key West, Florida?

You can call up their toll free number and buy a license 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached at 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA