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:

  • Except for large family day care homes which may require 1 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The residential character of the exterior and interior of the dwelling shall not be changed.
  • No vehicles or trailers except those normally incidental to the residential use shall be kept on the site.
  • No signs other than 1 unlighted identification sign, not more than 2 square feet in area shall be erected on the premises.

Please contact the Finance Department for business licensing.


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