[R.O. 2009 §25-371; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.2, 5-20-1985]
A "home occupation" is a business, profession, occupation or trade conducted for the personal gain or support of the residential occupant and conducted entirely within a residential building or accessory structure to a residential use.
[R.O. 2009 §25-372; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.1, 5-20-1985]
Any home occupation that is customarily incidental to the principal use of a dwelling unit shall be permitted in any such dwelling unit.
[R.O. 2009 §25-373; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.3, 5-20-1985; Ord. No. 4264 §1, 12-6-2010]
In addition to any other use limitations applicable to the district in which the home occupation is located, no home occupation shall be permitted unless it complies with the following provisions:
No persons other than members of the family residing on the premises shall be employed on the premises.
No alteration of a principal residential structure shall be made which changes the nature of its appearance as a residence.
No mechanical equipment or process shall be used which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses outside the residence.
There shall be no exterior displays or signs other than a small name plate not exceeding one (1) square foot which shall be placed on the surface of the building.
There shall be no goods, materials or commodities inventoried, stored or displayed for sale at wholesale or retail from such inventory on the premises, however, catalogues and samples may be kept and displayed on the premises.
There shall be no regular steady visitation or concentrated coming and going of clients or customers to or from the premises.
There shall be no exterior storage of equipment or material used in connection with the home occupation.
The hours of operation for home occupations shall be between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.
[R.O. 2009 §25-374; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.4, 5-20-1985]
Customary home occupations include, but are not limited to, the following list of occupations with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. Others judged similar or identical thereto by the Zoning Administrator may be added to this list from time to time with approval of the Board of Aldermen. Each occupation listed shall, in any event, be subject to the limitations of the environmental performance standards provided in Division 6 of this Article.
Dressmakers, seamstresses, tailors;
Music teachers, provided that instructions shall be limited to one (1) pupil at a time, except for occasional groups;
Artists, sculptors, authors, composers;
Architects, engineers, lawyers, insurance agents, brokers and members of similar professions;
Ministers, rabbis and priests;
Salesmen, sales representatives or manufacturers' representatives, only when no retail or wholesale sales are made or transacted on the premises for goods, products or materials displayed, warehoused or stored on premises. Catalogue sales for goods, products or materials not inventoried, warehoused or stored on the premises are permissible;
Home crafts such as model making, rug weaving, lapidary work, cabinet making, etc., provided that no machinery or equipment be used or employed other than that which customarily is found in the home shop in connection with a hobby or a vocation not conducted for gain or profit;
Babysitting not more than three (3) children in addition to the children of the resident household.
[R.O. 2009 §25-375; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.5, 5-20-1985; Ord. No. 4264 §1, 12-6-2010]
Permitted home occupations shall not in any event be deemed to include:
Nursery schools and day care centers;
Restaurants or other food services;
Stables, kennels or animal hospitals;
Medical or dental offices or clinics involving the treatment or counseling or visitation of patients on site, including chiropractors, veterinarians, podiatrists, etc.;
Bed and board facilities;
Motor vehicle repair or service;
Beauty shop, barbershop.
Massage therapy business.
[R.O. 2009 §25-376; Ord. No. 2739 §43-40.6, 5-20-1985; Ord. No. 4264 §1, 12-6-2010]
Each person desirous of maintaining a permitted home occupation in accordance with the above shall file an application with the Department of Planning and Development. The application for home occupation shall contain the following information as well as such additional information as needed to complete the City's review:
Description of the nature of the home occupation;
Floor area to be occupied for this use;
Total gross floor area of the residential dwelling unit including attic and basement areas and any accessory buildings occupying the same lot or site; and
The nature of any equipment to be used in performing the home occupation.