§ 156.136  MAJOR AND MINOR HOME OCCUPATIONS.
   (A)   Major home occupations are subject to the following operational standards:
      (1)   The use shall be conducted entirely within a dwelling unit which is the bona fide primary residence of the professional person and in which he or she does in fact reside during nonbusiness hours;
      (2)   The use shall comprise no more than 25% of the gross floor area of the principal dwelling, excluding attached garages;
      (3)   The professional person shall engage no more than 2 employees in the occupation on the premises;
      (4)   There shall be no display of goods, tools, equipment, commercial vehicles or advertising other than a single sign subject to the standards outlined in § 156.130; and
      (5)   No person shall conduct a home occupation without obtaining the appropriate business, service or occupational license required by law. All home occupations shall comply with applicable state, federal and local regulations.
   (B)   Minor home occupations are subject to the following operational standards:
      (1)   No person other than a member of the family residing on the premises shall be engaged in the occupation or business on the premises;
      (2)   There shall be no visible evidence (including signs of any size) of the minor home occupation in the outside appearance of the premises;
      (3)   The minor home occupation shall generate no greater volume of traffic than would normally be expected from a single-family residence, subject to the additional operational standards for home businesses and student instruction and consistent with the residential character of the neighborhood;
      (4)   The business or commercial use shall not generate any need for off-street parking spaces;
      (5)   No equipment shall be used other than that normally used for domestic, hobby, household or small office purposes in a single-family residence;
      (6)   The street address of a home occupation business shall not be advertised to the general public in newspaper, radio or television advertisements. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit address listing in telephone directories, on business cards, or in communication with customers, suppliers or professional colleagues, nor shall it prohibit referrals to individual consultants from corporate internet sites by customer inquiry;
      (7)   No person shall conduct a home occupation without obtaining any appropriate business, service or occupational license required by law. All home occupations shall comply with applicable state, federal and local regulations;
      (8)   The receipt or delivery of merchandise, goods or supplies for use in a home occupation shall be limited to the United States mail, similar parcel delivery service, or private vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less;
      (9)   No stock in trade shall be displayed or offered for public retail sale on the premises; however goods may be stored for sale subject to the additional limitations for minor home occupations (businesses such as cosmetic and plasticware or housewares party sales).  The storage of hazardous materials shall be prohibited;
      (10)   It shall be understood that sales and delivery of products are primarily away from the residence or by mail. Sales of goods on the premises shall be limited to goods ordered previously by established customers by mail, telephone, internet or at a sales meeting; and
      (11)   No more than 25% of the floor area of the principal dwelling unit shall be used to conduct the home occupation and store stock in trade subject to applicable federal, state and local regulations;
(Ord. 04-21, passed 10-6-2004, § 2; Am. Ord. 17-04, passed 6-7-2017)