Home-based businesses (home occupations), with the exception of childcare operations, are not required to obtain a Village license. There are restrictions on home occupation operations that are designed to ensure that the home occupation does not disturb the residential character of the neighborhood. The following are a few restrictions:
- The occupation must be conducted solely by resident occupants within the house.
- A garage cannot be used to conduct a home occupation or to store job related materials.
- Vehicular traffic and parking cannot be increased by more than one additional vehicle at a time.
The complete set of regulations for Home Occupations is contained in Article III of Chapter 118-79, Zoning, of the Village Code page
. A comprehensive brochure is also available from the Building and Zoning Division
If you have any questions regarding Certificates of Occupancy, Business Licensing, or Home Occupations, contact the Property Standards Division