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9.10.020 (b) (5) (A) Home Occupation Standards

(5) Home occupations. The following provisions are intended to allow for the conduct of home enterprises that are incidental to and compatible with surrounding residential uses. A home occupation represents a legal income-producing activity by the occupant of the dwelling.

a. Home occupations shall comply with all of the following operating standards:

(i) The home occupation shall not alter the appearance of the dwelling unit.

(ii) The home occupation shall be confined completely to one room located within the dwelling. No portion of any garage, carport, or other accessory structure shall be used for home occupation purposes.

(iii) The home occupation shall not encroach into any required parking, setback, or open space areas.

(iv) The home occupation shall not generate pedestrian, vehicular, or delivery traffic in excess of that customarily associated with the zoning district in which it is located.

(v) The home occupation shall not involve the use of commercial vehicles for delivery of materials to or from the premises.

(vi) No truck, van, or commercial vehicle used by the occupant in connection with a home occupation shall be parked on a residential street or in a residential driveway.

(vii) There shall be no use or storage of material or mechanical equipment unless determined to be part of normal household or hobby use.

(viii) Activities conducted and equipment or material used shall not change the fire safety or occupancy classifications of the premises.

(ix) No use shall create or cause noise, dust, light, vibration, odor, gas, fumes, toxic/hazardous materials, smoke, glare, electrical interference, or other hazards or nuisances.

(x) There shall be no display and sale of merchandise on the premises.

(xi) There shall be no advertising signs on or off the premises.

(xii) There shall be no commercial advertising which identifies the site of the home occupation by street address.

(xiii) Only the occupants of the dwelling may be engaged in the home occupation. Under no circumstances shall persons who do not live in a home be hired to work in an occupation conducted within that home.

(xiv) If the home occupation is to be conducted on rental property, the property owner's written authorization for the proposed use shall be obtained.

(Ord. No. 98-193, ยงยง 1--4, 10-19-98)