Florida has more than 3,000 car washes, and one of the largest is a mobile car wash business. Mobile car washes come to where the car is to perform the work. Mobile Car Care Network Inc. in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the state's highest-ranking car wash business. It has annual sales of about $16.3 million and 380 employees, according to All Business, a business resource website. If you want to start your own mobile car wash, Florida has a variety of state laws and regulations that govern the business's operation.
In Florida, a business license is required prior to operation. Business licenses grant legal authority to owners to conduct business. A Doing Business As certificate is mandatory in conjunction with the license. Consult with the local county government office about the paperwork procedure and filing fees.
Florida law requires that a mobile car wash has a home office license and a business license. You can get a home office license from the local county government office .
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection mandates and details the proper procedures for disposal of excess waste water in the General Permit for Car Wash Systems code. A permit is required for any residential car wash discarding more than 4,000 gallons of water per week.