Home Occupation Info/Permit Requirements

Home Occupations are permitted as an accessory in the Agricultural, Rural Subdivision, and Residential Zoning Districts provided a home occupation permit is obtained and the following conditions are met:

  • All material or equipment shall be stored within an enclosed structure.
  • Operation of the home occupation is not apparent from the public right-of-way or any lake except for parking of one vehicle not to exceed 9,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • The activity does not involve warehousing, distribution, or retail sales of merchandise produced off the site, except that storage up to 200 cubic feet of products and materials used to carry on the home occupation is permitted.
  • No person is employed at the residence who does not legally reside in the home except that a licensed Group Family Day Care Facility may have 1 outside employee.
  • No light or vibration originating from the business operation is discernible at the property line.
  • Only equipment, machinery, and materials which are normally found in the home are used in the conduct of the home occupation.
  • Space within the dwelling devoted to the home occupation does not exceed 400 sq. ft. or 10% of the floor area, whichever is greater.
  • No portion of the home occupation is permitted within any attached or detached accessory building.
  • The structure housing the home occupation conforms to the Building Code; and in the case where the home occupation is a day care or if there are any customers or students, the home occupation has received a Certificate of Occupancy.
  • All home occupations shall be subject to an annual inspection to insure compliance with the above conditions.
  • All applicable permits from other governmental agencies have been obtained.

Home Occupations in the Transitional Town Center Use District may be permitted accessory uses subject to a Home Occupation Permit and compliance with the following conditions:

  • The use must be consistent with one of the following uses permitted in the “TC” Town Center Use District.
    • Offices
    • Medical Offices
    • Services
  • All material or equipment must be stored within the residential structure and no more than 200 cubic feet of products, supplies or merchandise used to carry on the home occupation may be stored with the structure at any one time.
  • The activity may not involve warehousing, distribution, or retail sales of merchandise produced off the site.
  • No light or vibration originating from the home occupation may be discernible at the property line.
  • Only equipment, machinery, and materials normally found in a home may be used to carry on the home occupation.
  • Space within the residential structure devoted to the home occupation does not exceed 500 square feet or 20% of the floor area, whichever is greater.
  • No portion of the home occupation is permitted within any attached or detached accessory building.
  • The structure housing the home occupation conforms to the building code; and in the case where the home occupation is day care or if there are any customers or students, the home occupation has received a Certificate of Occupancy.
  • All home occupations shall be subject to an annual inspection to insure compliance with the conditions in this subsection.
  • All applicable permits from other governmental agencies have been obtained.