*The fee is determined based on answers to questions in Section II of the application.
It is the intent of the following criteria to reduce the impact of the home occupation to the degree that its effects on the neighborhood are undetectable from normal and usual residential activity.
a) No more than two (2) occupants of the dwelling shall be engaged in home occupation on the subject property. In the event of a partnership or corporation, at least one of the members must be a resident of the subject property.
b) Off-site employees or partners are permitted so long as they do not report for work at subject property.
c) The use of the dwelling for the home occupation shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes. The home occupation may be conducted in the principal dwelling or accessory structures on the subject property provided that the area does not exceed 20 percent of the habitable floor area of the principal dwelling.
d) There shall be no mechanical equipment or operation used which creates or makes dust, odor, vibration or other effects detectable at the property line. Noise level at the property line shall not exceed 65 dBA.
e) There shall be no products sold on the premises except artist's originals or products individually made to order on the premises. Products which are not "artist's originals" or "individually made to order" may be constructed on-site, using equipment normally found in a residence; however, these products may only be sold at a permitted commercial location.
f) There shall be no display of products produced by occupants of the dwelling which are visible in any manner from the outside of the dwelling unit.
g) The use shall not generate pedestrian or vehicular traffic beyond that which is normal in a residential district nor in any case requires the parking of more than two additional vehicles at any one time.
h) There shall be no storage of material or supplies out-of-doors.
i) There shall be no remodeling or construction of facilities especially for the home occupation which changes the external appearance of the residence from a residential to a more commercial appearing structure when viewed from the front of the building.
j) There shall be no visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation outside the structure other than one sign if permitted within the zone (see Section 335-05).
l) No process is used which is hazardous to public health, safety, morals, or welfare.
m) Visitors, customers, or deliveries shall not exceed that normally and reasonably occurring for a residence, including not more than one business visitor an hour and eight a day, and not more than one delivery of products or materials a week.
n) No more than one home occupation shall be permitted per residence.
o) Storage of hazardous materials is limited to below those thresholds as established by the local Fire Districts which do not require any special permits or licenses. (Amended 6/95)
Questions about these Home Occupation Standards should be directed to the Planning and Community Development Department. Their phone number is (916) 874-6221.