Home Occupation Permits

A home occupation is an accessory use (or special use) within a dwelling unit carried on by the occupant(s) residing on the premises. The use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes and does not change the character of the residence or adversely affect the residential character of the neighborhood.

Permitted Home Occupations

Some of the permitted home occupations include:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Babysitting
  • Clerical
  • Computer and telephone work
  • Day care home
  • Music and dance instruction
  • Office
  • Painting
Prohibited Home Occupations
Some prohibited occupations include:
  • Catering services
  • Hair cutting and styling
  • Kennels
  • Restaurants
  • Vehicle repair and vehicle painting
The area of the premises that is devoted to the home occupation must not exceed 300 square feet. Not more than 1 truck of not more than 1 ton capacity shall be associated with the business. There can be no employees on premises other than immediate family members that reside in the home.