Home Occupations

Definition & Regulations

A "home occupation" is defined as a business, art or profession, the offering of a service, or the handicraft manufacture of products within a residential dwelling. A home occupation is a secondary use of a residential dwelling, can be for profit or philanthropic, and must be located and conducted in a discreet manner such that the average neighbor, under normal circumstances, would not be aware of its existence. The City's home occupation regulations including operation standards and excluded occupations can be found under Chapter 17.36 of the Zoning Ordinance.

How to Apply

A business license and Home Occupation Permit are required. Please visit the Business License Division website for more information on submittal requirements.