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Provisions For Home Occupations LDC (B)

  • Home occupations shall be permitted as accessory use in single-family residential zoning districts provided that they comply with all restrictions.
  • The occupation shall produce no alteration or change in the character or exterior appearance of the principal building from that of a residential dwelling, and performance of the occupation activity shall not be visible from the street.
  • Such use shall be incidental and secondary to the use of the premises for residential purposes, and shall not utilize floor area exceeding 20% of the combined gross floor area of dwelling unit and any accessory building(s) that are used for the home occupation (in no case shall the combined floor area utilized for a home occupation exceed 600 square feet).
  • The occupation shall not employ more than one person who is not a member of the household in which the home occupation occurs.
  • Not more than one business-related vehicle shall be present at one time, and the proprietor shall provide adequate off-street parking on the property where the use is located.
  • The operation of such an occupation shall be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for outdoor activities, and between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. for indoor activities.
  • One commercial vehicle, GVW capacity of one ton or less, according to the manufacturer's classification, may be used, or parked behind the front building line on the property, in connection with the home occupation, but the vehicle may not be parked in the street.
  • The occupation activity shall not increase vehicular traffic flow beyond what normally occurs within a residential district, and shall not require regular and frequent deliveries (more than twice per day) by large delivery trucks or vehicles with a rated capacity in excess of one and one-half tons, according to the manufacturer's classification.
  • The home occupation use/activity shall take place primarily within the dwelling, and there shall be no outside storage, including trailers, or outside display related to the home occupation use.
  • No mechanical or electrical equipment shall be employed on the premises other than that which is customarily found in a home office environment, and that which is customarily associated with a hobby or avocation which is conducted solely for pleasure and not for profit or financial gain.
  • The home occupation shall not generate noise, vibration, glare, fumes or odors, heat or electrical interference beyond what normally occurs within a residential district.
  • The occupation shall not require the use of chemicals on the property that are obnoxious or hazardous to the welfare of the neighborhood.
  • The home occupation shall be permitted one advertising sign for the home occupation that is a maximum of one square foot in size and is attached to the front facade such that it is flush with the facade.
  • The occupation shall not offer any commodity for sale on the premises unless the commodity is made or assembled on-site, including arts and crafts items, handmade clothing.
  • The occupation shall not be harmful or detrimental to the health, welfare and safety of the neighborhood, nor shall it interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life, property and recreation by residents of the area.
  • Applicability of other regulations; home occupations shall also be subject to any and all other provisions of local, State and Federal regulations and laws that govern such uses.