What are the rules for home occupations?
Home occupations are those uses that are customarily conducted in a residence, provided the uses are incidental and secondary to the principal use of the dwelling as a residence. The following criteria apply to any home occupation:

(a) Except for large family day care homes which may require one assistant to be present in addition to the licensee or provider, no person other than a resident of the dwelling shall be employed on the premises in the conduct of the home occupation.

(b) A home occupation shall be conducted entirely within the dwelling and shall be incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling as a residence.

(c) A home occupation shall not be conducted in an accessory structure and there shall be no storage of equipment or supplies in an accessory structure or outside the building.

(d) The residential character of the exterior and interior of the dwelling shall not be changed.

(e) No vehicles or trailers except those normally incidental to the residential use shall be kept on the site.

(f) No signs other than one unlighted identification sign, not more than two square feet in area shall be erected on the premises.

Please contact Riverside County at (951) 955-1400 for business licensing and registration.

Show All Answers

1. Can I put a second home on my property?
2. Can I put a guest dwelling on my property?
3. What are the rules for home occupations?
4. How many horses may I have on my property?
5. How many chickens & roosters may I have on my property?
6. How may dogs may I have on my property?