Home Occupation Licenses 

Home Occupations are classified in two categories:

Major Home Occupation  Determined to have a combined off-site impact that materially exceeds the off-site impact of the primary residential use alone. 

These major home occupations shall meet all requirements and pay the necessary fee:

  • In-home child or adult care businesses;
  • Pre-schools;
  • Businesses that require or attract more than five (5) vehicle trips per day, including but not limited to package delivery, client visits, and employee trips;
  • Businesses that have employees who live outside of the residence;
  • Any home occupation that the combined off-site impact of the home has been determined by the City to exceed the off-site impact of the primary residential use alone after having inspected the home occupation in response to complaints from surrounding property owners.  
  •  Major Home Business Licenses are valid for one calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.Regardless of when the license was first obtained, all licenses expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed on an annual basis.  For more information: Home Occupation Ordinance      

Minor Home Occupation will not have a significant impact on the neighborhoods in which they are located and are considered to be secondary and incidental to residential use. 

Home occupations that do not have an off-site impact that materially exceeds the off-site impact of the primary residential use alone is not required to pay a license fee.

No business license or permit is required for a home occupation that is: (Senate Bill 81)

  1. Operated only occasionally;
  2. By an individual who is under 18 years of age.

Minor home occupation may request to receive a business license from the City so long as the administrative fee associated with producing the business license or permit is paid.  


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HOME OCCUPATION INFORMATION:

Senate Bill 81, signed into law by Governor Herbert in March 2017, made changes to the provisions authorizing a city to charge a fee or require a license for certain home-based businesses. The city may still charge a fee and require a license for those businesses that create an impact on the city (see Subsection 7(b))