(A)   Limitations on use. A home occupation shall be considered a special use in any residence district, provided the home occupation is subject to the following limitations.
      (1)   The use shall be conducted entirely within a dwelling or permitted accessory building and carried on by the inhabitants living there, and no others.
      (2)   The use shall be clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling and dwelling purposes and shall not change the character of use as a dwelling.
      (3)   The total area used for the home occupation shall not exceed one-half the floor area of the user’s living unit.
      (4)   There shall be no exterior advertising other than identification of the home occupation by a sign which shall be attached to the dwelling or the accessory building and shall not exceed two square feet in area and which shall not be illuminated.
      (5)   There shall be no exterior storage on the premises of material or equipment used as a part of the home occupation.
      (6)   There shall be no offensive noise nor shall there be vibrations, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare noticeable at or beyond the property line.
      (7)   There shall be no storage or use of toxic, explosive or other dangerous or hazardous materials upon the premises.
      (8)   A home occupation, including studios or rooms for instruction, shall provide off-street parking area adequate to accommodate needs created by the home occupation.
      (9)   The use must be in conformance with all valid covenants and agreements recorded with the County Recorder of Deeds, covering the land underlying the dwelling.
      (10)   A home occupation permit may be issued for any use allowed by the zoning code, providing all other criteria for issuance of a home occupation permit are met. No home occupation permit shall be issued for any other use.
   (B)   Permit required. A home occupation shall not be permitted without a special use permit being recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by the Village Board, which shall determine whether or not the proposed home occupation complies with all applicable laws and ordinances.
      (1)   The applicant for a home occupation permit shall be responsible for providing a list of surrounding landowners and tenants. (See § 155.407.)
      (2)   A hearing upon the application shall be held in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (C)   Activities not covered. No home occupation permit shall be required for activities such as telecommuting, involving no outside sign, little or no increase in traffic, and with only occasional visits by members of the public to the home. As used in this division (C), TELECOMMUTING means working in the home by using a computer terminal connected by the telephone line to a central office or central computer.
   (D)   Parking. See § 155.287.
   (E)   Signs. See § 155.264.
(1999 Code, § 40-5-7)  (Ord. 5/9/2000-1, passed 5-9-2000)