Home-Based Businesses

Woman working at home with packages

The intent of the city ordinance requiring home occupation licenses is to ensure that residential homes are primarily used as a dwelling.

If you’re employed by a company and work remotely from your home, you don’t need a license.

You also don’t need a home occupation license to do contract delivery driving for a company like Uber, Lyft or Door Dash.

If you’d like to have a business based out of your home, you’ll need abide by City Code(PDF, 392KB) including the following: 

  • Your business can generate no more than six round-trip vehicle visits per day, and they must be between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. 
  • You may have up to one other person, in addition to your family members, assist with your business.
  • You can use up to 25% of the total floor area of your home (including the garage and basement) for your home occupation.
  • If you are renting your home, we require you to have written consent from your landlord.
  • Vehicles that are designated as commercial by city code are not permitted to be kept at the home.
  • You may not change the exterior of your home or have a separate business entrance. You can have one sign near the entrance that is subject to size regulations.
If you have questions, contact Community Development staff at 913.477.7725

Business Licenses