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Does a commercial property have to have a business on it?

Discussion in 'Planning and Zoning' started by Eddie_23, May 16, 2020.

  1. Eddie_23

    Eddie_23 Registered User

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    I've heard on commercial properties they tax it based on property value plus a tax on a certain percentage of the income the business makes. Is this true? What if you just have a commercially zoned property just because you don't want complaints about the noise you make and don't actually make money off of it?
     
  2. Eddie_23

    Eddie_23 Registered User

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    Did I get some bad information?
     
  3. cda

    cda Sawhorse

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    I try to avoid taxes

    I would say there is normally a property tax

    and a separate Business tax, if in business, normally no hobby tax
     
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  4. e hilton

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    The property can be vacant, and it will be taxed at the value of unimproved land. Improvements are taxed separately.
    Because it is zoned commercial, you cannot add improvements that don’t comply with zoning. Without being rezoned, of course.
     
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  5. Eddie_23

    Eddie_23 Registered User

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    Okay but if I want to buy a steel building (warehouse) that's zoned commercially so I can store a boat and a few trailers, along with my wood working tools so I can do carpentry.on a hobby level then I could do that right?
     
  6. Eddie_23

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    I would say commercial would be the way to go so I don't have to worry about disturbing the neighbors with noise.
     
  7. Msradell

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    That's perfectly allowable in any area that I know of however, in many areas there is a higher tax rate and commercial properties so it may not be beneficial for you to buy something of commercially zoned if you're not going to use it for commercial purposes.
     
  8. Eddie_23

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    Well the issue around here is most areas won't let you put a steel shop on a residential piece of land unless their is already a permanent dwelling on it.
     
  9. Eddie_23

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    I did have a buddy say then put a trailer on the property, but I don't think that flies either in many areas.
     
  10. cda

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    You do know you have asked the same question a few weeks ago,,,

    And got the same answers
     
  11. e hilton

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    But ... but ... but ... those weren’t the answers he wanted.
     
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  12. Eddie_23

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    The first time I asked this question it said call the retard at the building department that didn't have a clue. The second time around the answers I received were much more helpful. I love how I can ask the same question and get a different perspective each time, because a different person answers.
     
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  14. Eddie_23

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    Oh Jesus here we go.
     
  15. e hilton

    e hilton Bronze Member

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    You won’t get far calling a building official a “retard”.
     
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  16. cda

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    Not politically correct.


    Eddie,

    Yes,

    We will gladly give you all the advice you want...,

    In the end you will have to talk to the city or county you decide to do whatever you decide.

    And in the area you are looking, you never know what you will get or rules you have to follow.
     
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  17. JCraver

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    For the planning and zoning questions, you ask the City/County (whichever jurisdiction your parcel is in) planning/zoning official.

    For tax questions, you ask the tax assessor (Supervisor of Assessments, or whatever your City/County calls it).

    99 times out of 100 the planning/zoning guys won't know anything about how/why things get taxed, and 99/100 times an assessor won't know squat about planning/zoning. That's 100% how it is here, anyway.
     
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  18. e hilton

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    The various departments are well partitioned, and don”t seem to talk with each other. I have had an experience where zoning demanded one thing, and permitting demanded something different and conflicting. Each side recognized the conflict, recognized the job was at a standstill, and refused to budge.
     
  19. VillageInspector

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    I'm not sure you understand the questions you are asking. If you buy a piece of property you first need to figure out the as of right uses, setbacks, height restrictions etc.. This would determine what, where band how big. as pointed out elsewhere it would behoove you to meet with your local building official but if you think we are all retards than I guess you have a large problem you need to overcome first.
     
  20. Eddie_23

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    I just didn't think the guy I talked to on the phone was very professional is all nor helpful.
     

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