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25.150.040 Environmental standards.
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All home occupations shall conform to the following standards:

(1) Be clearly subordinate to the principal use of the property for residential purposes;

(2) Not involve modification of the property or exterior of its structures that indicates other than residential uses of the premises;

(3) Is performed entirely within a permanent structure upon the premises;

(4) No signs, display or other advertisement upon the property;

(5) No media or other off-premises advertising shall give the address or location of the home occupation;

(6) No outside storage of materials, supplies, products or by-products, or equipment, except a single occupational vehicle not exceeding 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW);

(7) Be conducted solely by persons residing within the dwelling unit upon the premises, subject to the definition of family;

(8) Except for articles produced thereon, no merchandise, products, goods or wares may be displayed or offered for sale upon the premises;

(9) Client access to residential location shall be limited to the following restrictions:

(a) Client visits shall be limited to four hours per client visit per day;

(b) Client visits shall be limited to the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.;

(c) Client automobile traffic shall be limited to two client vehicles on site at any given time;

(10) No more than eight customer vehicles may visit the dwelling in a given day;

(11) Noise generated by the home occupation, detectable at any property line, shall not be in excess of the following standards:

(a) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 55 dBA;

(b) 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.: 45 dBA;

(12) No material or substance which is explosive, highly flammable, corrosive, radioactive or toxic shall be stored, created, utilized or discarded in any way without prior knowledge of and written approval by the City; provided, that the means or methods necessary for safety purposes do not conflict with other standards established herein;

(13) The home occupation shall not generate light or glare, vibration, fumes or odors, or permit other conditions to occur or be present, which annoy, injure, or endanger the comfort, health, repose, decency or otherwise comfortable enjoyment of life and property of neighboring or surrounding residents, in accordance with the intent of this chapter and nuisances as defined in Chapter 9.90 PMC.

(14) The home occupation shall not occupy more than 20 percent of the gross floor area of the residence. All of an attached or detached garage may be used for a home occupation provided the area of the garage to be utilized does not exceed 600 square feet. [Ord. 4301 § 2, 2016; Ord. 4110 § 24, 2013; Ord. 3354 § 2, 1999; Code 1970 § 25.66.040.]

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