To retain the residential character of our neighborhoods, home businesses:
- Must be subordinate to the home's residential use.
- Cannot alter the exterior of the property.
- Cannot be visible from the street.
- Cannot affect the residential character of the neighborhood.
In addition, home businesses must comply with these conditions:
- All material and equipment must be stored in an enclosed structure.
- Only individuals who legally live in the home may be employed by the home business. (Exception: a licensed family day care may have one outside employee.)
- Only equipment and materials which are normally found in a home may be used to operate the business.
- No light or vibration can be discernable at the property line.
- No more than one wall sign can identify the home occupation. (This sign cannot be illuminated and may only be two sq. ft. or less.)
- Only one room or no more than 10 percent of the floor area (whichever is greater) can be used for the home business.
- The business cannot be operated in any attached or detached accessory building (i.e. garage, shed, etc.).
These businesses cannot be operated as a home occupation:
- Auto body or vehicle painting
- Motor vehicle sales and repair
- Retail sales
- Medical and dental services
- Animal sale or handling (boarding, treatment or care for a fee)
- Beauty or barbershops
- Warehouse storage
- Manufacturing or processing
For more information, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison at 952.924.2592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more resources on our Small Business page.