A Home Occupations is defined in Ordinance No. 2195-C-S / § 9-5.901 HOME OCCUPATION USE PERMITS. as:
“… a commercial or other activity conducted in a home by the resident thereof which activity is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the home as a residence and which exhibits no external evidence of the activity and will not change the residential character of the dwelling.”
There are many types of businesses that are considered Home Occupations, but some types are not allowed, either categorically or because of the way they would impact a residential neighborhood — please carefully review Section C of this page.
As part of the application process, applicants must “verify they have complied with all applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the home occupation”, which means the applicant has already obtained the necessary licensure and authorization that applies for their type of business. Below are helpful links for some common types of businesses (these are just examples and not a complete list; it is the applicant’s responsibility to research and obtain all other applicable permits, licenses, and authorizations):
All home-based business license applications require property owner authorization / signature.
Applicants and Property Owners (if business owner is not also homeowner / property owner) will sign and submit an affidavit of their understanding and agreement to a specific list of REQUIREMENTS and PROHIBITED USES, and verify they have complied with all applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the home occupation. This affidavit is listed as page 2 of HOME-BASED BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION PDF form.
Requirements. Home occupations are permitted within residential units, subject to the following restrictions:
Prohibited uses. Inappropriate home occupations shall include, but not be limited to, the following and similar types of uses: