Home Occupations

All permitted home occupations shall meet all requirements of the code.


5.33  Home Occupations

All permitted home occupations shall comply with the following standards and conditions:

A.  Development Standards.

1.     The use is conducted entirely within the dwelling and not in any accessory building and is carried on only by inhabitants thereof and no others.

2.     The entrance to the space devoted to such use shall be from within the dwelling, unless otherwise required by state law or regulation.

3.    The use does not require internal or external alteration or involve construction features not customary in a dwelling.

4.    No stock in trade is kept or commodities sold except such as are made on the premises.  This does not include the storage of stock or commodities which are sold off the premises.

5.    The use does not require internal or external alteration or involve construction features or use of mechanical equipment not customarily in a dwelling.

6.       The use is limited to electric motors for power, with a total limitation of three (3) horsepower.

7.      The use does not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat, or glare noticeable at or beyond the property line.

8.       The use shall not change the character of the dwelling or create outside the dwelling any external evidence, either on the property or on the street, of the operation of the home occupation, except for one non-illuminated sign, having an area of not more than one square foot, which shall be attached flat against the dwelling.  A garage or other accessory building shall not be utilized for, or in conjunction with, a home occupation.

9.    There shall be no exterior/outside storage on the premises of material or equipment used as part of the home occupation. 

10.  The use shall not create any significant traffic burden within the immediate area.

11.  All parking needs created by all home occupations shall be accommodated by off-street parking and shall not exceed the parking capacity of the existing and available parking facilities located on the property.  No more than two vehicles that are associated with the home occupations at the dwelling may be parked on-site at any one time.


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