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(A) For the purposes of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
HOME OCCUPATION. An occupation or profession customarily carried on by an occupant of a dwelling unit as a secondary use which is clearly subservient to the use of the dwelling for residential purposes.
(B) No home occupation in residential districts shall be permitted that:
(1) Requires exterior building alterations to accommodate the occupation;
(2) Generates traffic, parking, sewage or water use in excess of what is normal in the residential neighborhood;
(3) Creates excessive noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or results in electrical interference or becomes a nuisance;
(4) Results in outside storage or continuous display of anything including signs;
(5) Requires the employment of anyone in the home other than the dwelling occupant;
(6) Occupies more than 25% of the ground floor area of the dwelling or 50% of the ground floor area of any detached garage; or occupies more than 50% of a basement; and in no instance shall such space in the aggregate exceed 500 square feet of floor space;
(7) Requires parking for customers that cannot be accommodated on the site and/or not exceeding 1 parking space at curb side of the street;
(8) Requires the delivery of goods or the visit of customers before 6 a.m. or after 9p.m.
(C) The following are permitted home occupations provided they do not violate any of the provisions of the previous division:
(1) Dressmaking, sewing, or tailoring;
(2) Painting, sculpturing or writing;
(3) Telephone answering;
(4) Home crafts, such as model making, rug weaving, lapidary work, and cabinet making;
(5) Tutoring, limited to 4 students at a time;
(6) Home cooking and preserving;
(7) Office for after hours work or as a base of operations for service provided outside and away from the home;
(8) Laundering and/or ironing;
(9) Repair of clocks, instruments or other small appliances which do not create a nuisance due to noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or results in electrical interference.
(D) The following are prohibited as home occupation:
(1) Barber shops and beauty parlors;
(2) Dance and exercise studios;
(3) Private clubs;
(4) Repair shops which may create a nuisance due to excessive noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical interference;
(6) Stables or kennels and related services;
(7) Tourist homes;
(8) Automobile repair or paint shops.
(E) Any proposed home occupation that is neither specifically permitted by division (C), nor specifically prohibited by division (D), shall be considered a special use and granted or denied upon consideration of those standards contained in division (B), and under the procedures specified in §§ 150.160 through 150.174.
(F) Home occupation permits shall be limited to the applicant who legally resides in the residence. The permits shall be non-transferable.
(G) Home occupations requiring a special use permit must have an annual permit issued by the Building Inspector. The annual permit fee will be $10.
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999)