Following is information needed to complete the Home Occupation Use Permit application. Please complete both sides of the form, and sign the form in the appropriate spots (Applicant/Property Owner). If you are not the property owner, you will need the property owner’s original signature.
If you are in an apartment you may have your apartment manager sign the form if they are authorized by the property owner to do so; and you need not list your three neighbors.
Once the form is complete, return it to the Community Development Department with the $130.00 processing fee. This is a one-time only fee, valid as long as this business is conducted at this address.
If you return your application to this office in person and everything is in order, we can issue the permit to you at that time and then you may apply for your Business License at the Finance counter. Applications received by mail should be processed and returned to you within approximately two weeks. After you receive your approved Home Occupation Use Permit you will need to contact the business license division (779-7059) in the Finance Department to obtain your Business License.
Please be aware that when your permit is issued an inspection may be made and if there are violations of the conditions or other municipal codes, the permit may be revoked. Furthermore, if it is found that information was misrepresented on the application at the time of issuance, the permit may also be revoked.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact this department.
SECTION: Home Occupation Use Permits
Requirements. Home occupation use permits may be issued by the Zoning Administrator or his designee provided the proposed home occupation meets the requirements set forth in this subsection.
Prohibited Uses. Inappropriate home occupations shall include, but not be limited to, the following and similar types of uses:
Application. Applications for home occupation use permits shall require both the applicant’s and the property owner’s signatures and shall be accompanied by a fee as specified by resolution. Proof of any licenses/registrations required by the home occupation shall be submitted with the application. The applicant shall furthermore agree to comply with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to the home occupation.
Issuance of a home occupation use permit shall be an administrative action. The applicant must agree to comply with all of the requirements for a home occupation and sign a statement to that effect. Once the application is completed the Zoning Administrator or his/her designee may issue the home occupation use permit. No public hearing shall be required, unless the Zoning Administrator’s decision is appealed, as provided for in Subsection 5 of this Section.
Notices will be sent out to adjacent homes informing them that a home occupation use permit has been issued and include information on who they can contact if there are any problems.
Only one (1) home occupation use permit shall be allowed any member of a household. More than one (1) home occupation use permit may be allowed per household, provided each applicant can meet the requirements stipulated in Subsection 1 of this Section.
Transferability. An existing home occupation may be changed by reapplying for a new home occupation use permit under the requirements of this ordinance. Approval of a new home occupation use permit automatically voids any previously approved home occupation use permit for any given individual.
Appeals. In the event a home occupation use permit is denied, the applicant may appeal in writing to the Planning Commission. Such appeal shall be accompanied by the fee specified by resolution.
Revocation. The Zoning Administrator may revoke or suspend any home occupation use permit if the provisions of this Code have been violated.
SECTION: Prohibited Activities – Residential Districts
SECTION: Conversion of Residential Properties
The conversion of a residential use to a non-residential one shall be allowed upon the issuance of a use permit by the Planning Commission as outlined in this Ordinance. The proposed use must be consistent with the underlying zoning district and General Plan land use designations for the site. In reviewing a use permit application for a conversion the Commission shall consider the potential impacts of the conversion on surrounding properties and may impose any conditions necessary to mitigate those impacts.