Dumb Question I'm Sure...fl Laws & Breaking Them

Business By rharris524 Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 10:48pm by rharris524

rharris524 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:02pm
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Ok, I've really been trying to get on my feet legally...but I'm quite frustrated. I know personally, at least 3 people who bake/decorate and sell from their homes even though it is not legal in FL (or GA). The two of them that I spoke to had no idea that what they were doing was illegal, BTW. And all of them have been doing it for years and years and years (one, for 25+ years) with no issues. So, if I decide to say screw it and just do it anyways, what potential legal repercussions am I looking at?

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patticakesnc Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:10pm
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Not sure of the laws in your state. Tonedna (Edna) is from Florida maybe she can answer if you pm her.

jammjenks Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:37pm
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I know it is frustrating. Fortunately I live in a state that legalizes home bakers. Here is some informative reading for you:




rharris524 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:45pm
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Thanks for the links...I'm reading them now. I really didn't mean to make this into a debate. I know that it is both illegal and wrong to do it on the black market, so to speak. I'd really like to be legal and I'm working hard at it...but I'm just to the point of utter frustration at the moment.

mcook1670 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:32pm
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the fine in fl is upto 1500, I know people who have been fined.

Mike1394 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:41pm
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Since most likely you won't have insurance. What is stopping someone from suing you, you could lose alot. If those people told you they didn't know, I find that hard to believe.


rharris524 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:48pm
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Luckily, I just bartered for legal kitchen usage and i set up an appointment to get my permit!!!!

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