HOME OCCUPATION LICENSES

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HOME OCCUPATION are classified in two categories:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. In-home child or adult care businesses;
  2. Pre-schools;
  3. 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;
  4. Businesses that have employees who live outside of the residence;
  5. 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.

No business license or permit is required for a home occupation that is:

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

The 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.