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Home Business

The City of Harlan requires you to complete a Home Business Application if you have any type of home business (such as use of the home for bookkeeping and phone calls for any profession; or sales of baked goods, sewing, crafts, signs, antiques, etc.). .


Per the Code of Ordinances adopted 12/91 (see below), all home businesses must obtain Board of Adjustment approval.

Per Ch.165.02.39: “Home Occupation means a business, occupation, trade or activity conducted for gain or support carried on within a residential structure, or when permitted, a structure accessory to a residential structure and having no more than one (1) additional employee on-site at a time, (this does not include an employee who is a member of the immediate family residing in the dwelling unit); provided that, such occupation or activity is incidental and secondary to the residential use; that there shall be no display of goods visible from the street; and that such use does not change the residential character of the principal or accessory structures either structurally or so as to produce emissions of odor, gas, smoke, dust, noise, electrical disturbance or other output not usually associated with permitted residential uses. Such uses as clinics, hospitals, tea rooms, tourist homes, bed and breakfast, animal hospitals, kennels, welding, vehicle repair, mechanical repair, rebuilding or dismantling of vehicles or motors and other uses of a similar nature shall not be considered a home occupation.

 

THE HOME BUSINESS APPLICATION AND A $50 FILING FEE ARE REQUIRED TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION.

 

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