Section 1004.00 - Home Occupations
[Last amended 09/02/04, Ord. 746]
202.00 of the Yamhill County Zoning Ordinance lists the following definition of Home Occupation:
HOME OCCUPATION: An activity involving off-site sales, the manufacture of a product or the
provision of a service carried on in compliance with Section 1004 of this ordinance by a resident of the property
on which the business in located. "Home occupation" does not include the retail sale of products unless such sales are
seconday to the primary home occupation use.
1004.01 Standards and Limitations
Except as provided in the Minor Home Occupation standards listed in Subsection 1004.01, the following standards and limitations shall apply to home occupations:
- The home occupation will be operated by a resident of the property on which the
business is located.
- The home occupation will employ on the site no more than five full or part-time
employees. [Amended 8/13/98, Ord. 657]
- The home occupation will be operated substantially in the dwelling or in other buildings
normally associated with uses permitted in the zone in which the property is located.
[Amended 8/13/98, Ord. 657]
- The home occupation will not unreasonably interfere with existing uses on nearby land or
with other uses permitted in the zone in which the property is located.
[Amended 8/13/98, Ord. 657]
- No more than one (1) home occupation shall be permitted in conjunction with any dwelling
or parcel. Activities which are substantially different in nature shall be considered
separate home occupations.
- A home occupation shall not be used to permit construction of any structure that would
not otherwise be allowed in the zone in which the home occupation is established, nor shall a
home occupation be used as justification for a zone change.
- The total area used for outdoor storage shall not exceed the allowable parcel coverage
in the zone in which the home occupation is established.
- There shall be no visible evidence of the conduct of a home occupation from any road or
adjacent property, other than permitted signs. Any outdoor storage or outdoor work areas
shall be effectively screened by vegetation or by a sight obscuring fence.
- A home occupation shall not generate noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odor, electrical
interference or other disturbance beyond what normally occurs in the applicable zoning
- A home occupation shall not generate traffic or parking beyond what normally occurs in
the applicable zoning district.
- Off-street parking spaces shall be provided for clients or patrons and shall not be
located in any required yard. [Amended 8/13/98, Ord. 657]
- One (1) on-premise sign shall be permitted in conjunction with a home occupation, subject
to the sign provisions set forth in Section 1006.
- The nature of a proposed home occupation shall be specified at the time of application.
Any proposed change in the nature of an approved home occupation shall require a new
conditional use permit. Any departure from the uses and activities initially specified shall
be considered grounds for revocation of the conditional use permit.
- A permit for a home occupation shall be deemed personal to the applicant and shall not
run with the land. Upon notification by the county such permit shall expire two (2) years
from the date of issuance, at which time the permit may be renewed by the Director upon a
finding that the requirements of this ordinance are being met. A fee for renewal of the
permit may be imposed by the Director.
- A condition of approval may be placed on a home occupation requiring a review every 12
months following the date the permit was issued. The home occupation may be renewed if it
continues to comply with the requirements of this ordinance and any other conditions of
approval. [Amended 8/13/98, Ord. 657]
- Pursuant to the nonconforming use provisions of Section 1205 of this ordinance, any
proposed expansion or change in the nature of a home occupation in operation prior to adoption
of this ordinance shall be subject to the requirements of this section and shall require a
conditional use permit. In the event of denial of such an application, the home occupation
shall be allowed to continue at its original scale and nature as a nonconforming use.
1004.02 Minor Home Occupations
Minor Home Occupations may be established within an existing dwelling provided it satisifies the
Minor Home Occupation shall be conducted within a dwelling and shall be clearly incidental to the use of the structure as a dwelling.
There shall be no visible evidence of the conduct of a Minor Home Occupation from any road or adjacent property, other than permitted signs.
There shall be no outside storage associated with a Minor Home Occupation.
A maximum of two full or part time employees, in addition to members of the immediate family residing on the premises, shall be employed in the operation of the Minor Home Occupation.
There shall be no display of products visible from outside an enclosed building space.
The maximum number of client vehicles that are associated with a home occupation and located on the subject property shall not exceed two at any time.
A maximum of two off-street parking spaces shall be provided for clients or patrons and shall not be located in any required yard.
A Minor Home Occupation shall not create noise, vibration, glare, fumes or odor detectable to normal sensory perception off the subject property.
A Minor Home Occupation shall not create visual or audible electrical interference in any radio or television off the subject property or cause fluctuation in line voltage off the subject property.
A Minor Home Occupation does not allow the repair of motor vehicles.
A bed and breakfast does not qualify as a Minor Home Occupation.
A Minor Home Occupation is limited to one on-premise sign of up to six square feet.
[1004.02 Added 9/2/04, Ord. 746]
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