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Planning to work out of your home? You're well on your way – there's just a few simple things to keep in mind.
Running your business out of your home is a great way to save on rent and commuting. Since your home is more than likely to be zoned for a residential use, there are a few restrictions on what type and how much commercial activity you can conduct, which helps to ensure that your business doesn't negatively impact your neighbors. Because of this, home-based businesses work best for small enterprises without many employees, deliveries, or customers who need to visit the office.
If you are planning to have a home-based office, please keep in mind a few city regulations:
Given the above regulations, the city has identified a number of business types that are may not be conducted in a home office. You may view the list of prohibited uses in addition to the full list of city regulations for home offices in the Planning Code (Section 16) or visit the City's Development Services Center for more information.