1173.02  HOME OCCUPATIONS.
   Home occupations or professions shall be regulated as permitted or conditional uses in the various residential districts.  A home occupation shall comply with the following standards:
   (a)   The use shall be clearly incidental and secondary to residential use of the dwelling.
   (b)   Not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of dwelling unit floor area, or 500 square feet, whichever is less, shall be devoted to the home occupation.  In addition, the home occupation shall not require structural alteration to the building or structure.
   (c)   The home occupation shall be conducted and managed by the principal occupant of the property.  Not more than one (1) person, other than immediate family residing at the premises, shall be employed in such occupation.
   (d)   The home occupation shall not generate greater traffic volume than is typical for a local street.
   (e)   No equipment or process shall be used which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference detectable to normal senses off the lot.
   (f)   External indication of such home occupation shall be limited to one (1) non-illuminated sign, not more than two (2) square feet, attached flat against the principal structure.
   (g)   No home occupation shall be conducted from any accessory building on the lot, unless specific approval for such home occupation is granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  In such cases, the applicant shall provide specific evidence to the Board that the operation of the home occupation shall not adversely affect the existing residential character of adjacent and proximate properties and the surrounding area.  In addition, the Board may impose specific conditions on such home occupation to ensure that such objectives are achieved.
      (Ord. 27-11.  Passed 3-14-11.)