Home occupations shall comply with the following conditions (§78-1267):
- The occupation or profession shall be carried on wholly within the principal single-family detached dwelling unit or owner-occupied two-family dwelling or within a building or other structure accessory thereto.
- The occupation or profession shall be carried on by household members occupying the dwelling unit and one nonresident employee.
- There shall be no exterior display, no exterior sign except as expressly permitted by division 5 of article VIII of this chapter, no exterior storage of materials and no other exterior indication of the home occupation or variation from the residential character of the principal building.
- No nuisance shall be generated, including but not necessarily limited to offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat, glare, traffic or parking.
- The traffic generated by such home occupation shall not increase the volume of traffic so as to create a traffic hazard or disturb the residential character of the immediate neighborhood.
In addition to the off-street parking provided to meet the normal requirements of the residential use, adequate off-street parking shall be provided for the vehicles of the users of the home occupation. No more than two parking spaces serving the home occupation shall be permitted. Such off-street parking shall not be located within any required front yard areas and shall be screened from abutting properties.
- No retail sales shall be permitted, except those sales which are incidental to the services provided by the home occupation.
- The home occupation may utilize:
(a). Not more than 20 percent of the dwelling unit floor area, provided that for the purposes of this calculation unfinished basement and attic spaces are not included.
(b). Not more than 20 percent of the dwelling unit floor area, provided that for the purposes of this calculation unfinished basement and attic spaces are not included.
(c). One accessory structure. The floor area utilized in the accessory structure shall not exceed 50 percent of the total floor area of the dwelling unit as previously calculated.
(8) There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation.
(9) There shall be no alteration to the character or usefulness of the dwelling unit or accessory structure for normal residential purposes.
(10) A single sign identifying the name, address, and profession of a permitted home occupation or a lawfully existing nonconforming home occupation is permitted, provided such sign is nonilluminated and does not exceed two square feet. Freestanding signs shall not exceed six feet in height and shall be located on the principal property. Wall-mounted signs shall be located on the principal building and shall not extend beyond the first story.
(11) The following uses shall not be operated as home occupations:
(a). Facilities for the repair of motor vehicles.
(b). Automobile towing services.