If my business is in a Commercial Zoned area, why must I complete a Land Use Review application?

All new Commercial businesses coming into the city of Winter Garden to operate at a commercial business location must complete a Land Use Review application. 

The City Planning & Zoning Department recommends that you complete and process this courtesy Land Use Review application prior to committing your a lease agreement.  

The Land Use Review is a courtesy review by the Building Department, Fire Department and Planning & Zoning Department to insure that the proposed business operation can function and operate in the way that the business owner is proposing on their submitted application.  The various department comments are complied into a written report and sent to the applicant via the email address provided on the application to ensure:

  • The report will state if the business is approved, approved with conditions, approved with conditions that must be met prior to occupancy or denied to operate at the proposed location
  • If there are any conditions of approval - these will be fully disclosed to the applicant ahead of time 
  • If there are any road, water, parking or change of use impact/ true-up fees associated with the location due to the proposed use, these will be fully disclosed ahead of time to the applicant 
  • If the building has any building code issues or fire code issues, these will also be disclosed in the report  

Please note that the Land Use Review approval process can take approximately 5-10 business days for response to applicant of the completed review.  Once this review has been completed, the response email will include details and next steps, etc.  

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1. If I'm thinking of starting a business within the city of Winter Garden, how do I start?
2. What type of business is allowed in particular district?
3. If my business is in a Commercial Zoned area, why must I complete a Land Use Review application?
4. What is the order of registering my business with the State, County and City?
5. If I'm operating a business from a Winter Garden, FL address must I get a Business Tax Receipt?
6. Why can I not register a PO Box or a Mailing Center address as my business location?
7. What happens if I don't register a business with the City of Winter Garden for a city address?
8. Do I have to renew my business tax receipt each year?
9. Do I need to get inspections for my business?
10. What is a Business Tax Receipt?
11. How much does a Business Tax Receipt cost?
12. When will my business tax receipt expire?
13. Do I need just one business tax receipt for my business?
14. If I have a City Business Tax Receipt, do I also need a County Business Tax Receipt?
15. How do I renew my Business Tax Receipt?
16. Who is exempt from paying for a Business Tax Receipt?
17. Are Business Tax Receipts transferable?
18. How long does it take to get a City Business Tax Receipt?