Major home occupation businesses are subject to the requirements of title 5 applicable to home occupation businesses. Both major and minor home occupations are accessory uses to the primary residential use, and are subject to the following regulations.
   A.   Business To Be Conducted Within Main Dwelling: The home occupation business use must be conducted entirely within the main dwelling, except that the outside yard areas may be used for group instruction, residential daycare facilities and group education uses.
   B.   Bona Fide Resident: The home occupation business may be conducted only by persons who are bona fide residents of the dwelling unit, and the dwelling unit must be established as the primary residence.
   C.   On-Site Employees: Up to one person not residing in the residence may work, volunteer or otherwise assist with the business on-site at the dwelling,. The owner of the business must reside in the residence. The planning commission may approve more than one non-resident employee if it finds (1) that the additional employee will not be employed as a driver of a work vehicle kept at the residence, and (2) that the employee's presence in the premises will not otherwise violate the intent of this chapter. Only one non-resident employee or volunteer, or such additional non-resident employees or volunteers as approved by the planning commission through approval of a major home occupation, is allowed to work on-site per residence at any one time, regardless of the number of home occupation licenses held by persons residing in the residence.
   D.   Off-Site Employees: Any home occupation business licensed under this chapter may utilize persons to work, volunteers or assist with the business off-site. The off-site employee, volunteer or any other person assisting with the business shall not come to the home for purposes related to the home occupation business, nor shall they park at the home or on the street near the home.
   E.   Accessory Use On The Property: The business use must be clearly incidental and secondary to the residential use of the dwelling and may not change the residential character of the dwelling. No more than twenty five percent (25%) of the total main or upper floor area, or, in the alternative, no more than fifty percent (50%) of the total floor area of a basement, may be used to conduct a home occupation. Interior alterations to accommodate a home occupation are prohibited if the kitchen, the dining area, all bathrooms, the living room, or a majority of the bedrooms is eliminated. Signs related to the home occupation are prohibited unless otherwise provided in this title. Exterior alterations are prohibited if the alterations change the residential appearance of the dwelling. Home occupation businesses shall not involve the use of any accessory building or yard space for storage, sale, rental or display of supplies or inventory used in the home occupation.
   F.   Commodities And Display For Sale: Commodities may be produced on the premises in accordance with law. Sale of commodities from shelves or similar display on the premises is not allowed.
   G.   Group Instruction/Childcare: Group education, group instruction, childcare, and instruction of children, other than those residing in the dwelling, are allowed as a home occupation accessory use or as a conditional use only to the extent as allowed in this title.
   H.   Multiple Businesses At Residence: More than one home occupation business license per dwelling unit is allowed; provided, however, that the cumulative effect of such businesses shall not violate the provisions and the intent of this chapter. By way of illustration and not limitation, the conduct of multiple home occupations may not violate the prohibitions against excessive traffic, and the limit on the number of non-resident employees and motor vehicles allowed at a residence. Any or all of the home occupation licenses issued at a residence are subject to suspension or revocation if the cumulative effect of the conduct of those businesses violates this chapter.
   I.   Conformity With Safety Codes: Home occupation licensees shall comply with all State and local laws, including fire, building, and similar life safety and health codes.
   J.   Subject To Inspections: The premises of a home occupation may be inspected during reasonable business hours to determine compliance with the provisions of this title.
   K.   Term Of License: A home occupation business license shall be valid for twelve (12) months from the application date and may be renewed annually unless the license, or the privilege of renewing that license, has been revoked or suspended due to violations of this title or other laws applicable to the home occupation license. Home occupation business licenses are personal to the applicant, non-transferable and do not run with the land.
   L.   Vehicles: One business vehicle used by the licensee in connection with the home occupation may be parked at the premises, subject to the restrictions in this chapter. Other motor vehicles and equipment, and trailers used to transport the same, which are used in connection with the home occupation may not be stored or parked on the premises of the licensee or in any street adjacent to the licensed premises. Under no circumstances may motor vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds and which are used in connection with the home occupation be stored or parked on the premises of a home occupation or any street adjacent to those premises. By way of illustration and not limitation, this subsection is intended to prohibit the storage or parking of business fleet vehicles, such as limousines; service or work vehicles (snowplow/landscape maintenance trucks) and similar vehicles; delivery vehicles; and contractor's equipment and trailers used to transport the same. As provided in subsection B of this section, a non-resident employee may not be allowed to drive any business vehicle parked at the premises as permitted by this subsection as part of that employee's regular work assignment.
   M.   Trailers: Notwithstanding anything contrary in this chapter, one trailer may be used in association with the home occupation. Trailers allowed in conjunction with a home occupation business are as follows:
      1.   An open or enclosed trailer with a body length of twenty feet (20') or less, excluding the tongue.
      2.   Materials/equipment shall not be stored outside of the trailer.
      3.   The trailer may be placed in the side or rear yard behind a fence or garaged on private property and not within the front yard of any residential zone except on established driveways. A trailer must maintain a minimum setback of five feet (5') from the front property line so as to provide adequate visibility. If the home is located on a corner lot, the trailer shall not be stored on the street side of the house unless it is out of the required front yard setback. If the topography of the lot prohibits the parking of the trailer on the side, rear, or front yard, the trailer must be stored off-site.
      4.   The trailer must be well maintained and must not present negative impacts for adjacent neighbors including, but not limited to odors, dust, or parking location.
      5.   All areas utilized for the parking of trailers shall be paved with a hard surface, e.g., concrete, asphalt, brick or other water impenetrable surface. This includes the side, rear, and front yard of the home. It is prohibited to park upon areas that have been landscaped or are reserved for future landscaping.
      6.   A site plan shall be included with all business license applications indicating where the trailer will be stored.
   N.   Traffic: The traffic generated by a home occupation may not exceed that which would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home occupation shall be met off the street according to city regulations. All business-related vehicles which park at the location of the home occupation business, including on-site employees, customers, clients, or business-related visitor vehicles, must use off-street parking. This provision excludes stops made by delivery vehicles. The home occupation shall not involve the use of commercial vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds for delivery of materials to or from the premises.
   O.   Approval Authority: Except as otherwise provided in this title, the community and economic development department is authorized to approve home occupation applications in accordance with this title.
   P.   Neighborhood Disruptions Not Permitted: The home occupation business may not interfere or disrupt the peace, quiet, and domestic tranquility of the neighborhood. The home occupation business shall not create, be associated with, or produce noises or vibrations, noxious odors, fumes, glare, dust, heat, excessive traffic, interferences with radio and television reception or any other adverse effects that may be discernible beyond the premises.
   Q.   Storage Of Dangerous Materials: The storage or use of flammable, explosive, or other dangerous materials is prohibited.
(Ord. 20-14)