What licenses and permits are capped, and what does this mean?

The City of Key West has established caps for several types of licenses/permits. As a result, no new licenses or permits will be issued for the following license/permit types unless an existing business owner chooses not to renew:

Mobile Vendor Licenses (Goods, Rentals, and Services)

There are currently 25 Mobile Vendor licenses in effect, which is the maximum number allowed. If any existing mobile vendors does not renew their license by October 31 of each year, the licensing page of the City of Key West’s website will be updated to indicate that applications will be accepted during the month of November, and a lottery will be held at the end of November to determine which applicant(s) is/are awarded the available Mobile Vendor License(s). For more information on mobile vendors, please reference the City municipal code.

Entertainment Vehicles (Pedicabs)

There are currently 20 entertainment vehicles (pedicabs) licensed in the City of Key West, which is the maximum number allowed. If any of the existing pedicab providers does not renew any of their Entertainment Vehicle permits by October 31 of each year, the licensing page of the City of Key West’s website will be updated to indicate that applications will be accepted during the month of November, and a lottery will be held at the end of November to determine which applicant(s) is/are awarded the available Entertainment Vehicle permit(s). The number of pedicab drivers is not capped; only the number of pedicab vehicles is capped at 20. For more information on entertainment vehicles, please reference the City municipal code.

Vehicles for Hire (Taxis)

There are currently 56 vehicles for hire (taxis) licensed in the City of Key West, which is the maximum number allowed. If any of the existing taxi cab providers does not renew any of his/her Vehicle for Hire permits by July 31 of each year, the licensing page of the City of Key West’s website will be updated to indicate that applications will be accepted during the month of October, and a lottery will be held at the end of October to determine which applicant(s) is/are awarded the available Vehicle for Hire permit(s). The number of taxi cab drivers is not capped; only the number of vehicles is capped at 56.

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1. What requirements are there for residential rentals?
2. How can I confirm the validity of vacation rentals?
3. What licenses and permits are capped, and what does this mean?
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5. What types of licenses also require a State of Florida license?
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