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Home occupations are commercial uses that are accessory and incidental to a residential land use and that clearly do not alter the character or the appearance of the residential environment. Home occupations shall be separated into the following three classes of operations.
(a) Class I Home Occupation. Class I Home Occupations shall have no impact on the neighborhood in which they are located. Work is performed exclusively by phone and mail, or over the Internet; or the work is the activity of creative artists, music teachers, academic tutors, or similar educational instructors, and the activity is limited so that there are no impacts on the neighborhood. Typical activities shall include artist, writer, composer, teleworker, network marketer, music teacher, etc.
(b) Class II Home Occupation. Class II Home Occupations shall have a limited impact on the neighborhood in which they are located. Generally, only one nonresident employee shall be allowed and only a limited number of customers or clientele may visit the site. In the Mountain and Desert Regions, up to two nonresident employees may be permitted subject to the approval of the Director. Typical activities shall include pet groomer, hair stylist (one work station), tax consultant, yard maintenance, etc.
(c) Class III Home Occupation. Class III Home Occupations shall have a limited impact on the neighborhood in which they are located but also are slightly more intense than Class II in that they may involve the direct sales of products or merchandise to the public. Subject to specific standards in § 84.12.100 (Class III Home Occupation Standards), up to five nonresident employees shall be allowed. Typical activities shall include an activity that has direct sales of products or merchandise or requires more than two nonresident employees. Certain allowed activities may also include those listed in 84.12.060 (Allowed Home Occupations in Desert Region).
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)