Whenever a home occupation is permitted, a permit must be issued by the City provided the home occupation complies with the following conditions:
A. The occupation or profession will be conducted only within the principal building or an accessory structure on the premises described in the application, and shall use no more than 25 percent of the gross floor area of the buildings on the premises.
B. The occupation or profession won’t involve employment of more than one person who is not a member of the applicant’s immediate family and a resident in the applicant’s home.
C. There won’t be exterior storage of materials or exterior display or other exterior indication of a home occupation, except as expressly permitted by the sign ordinances of the City.
D. The occupation or profession won't produce or emit noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare which would exceed that normally produced or emitted by a single-family residence.
E. The occupation or profession won't require parking beyond that which is normal to the residential area and won't involve unusual or excessive traffic to and from the premises.
F. The occupation or profession won't be a commercial stable or kennel, a real estate office, a restaurant, or an auto repair shop.
Any person applying for a home occupation permit in connection with day care of children or infants, will also furnish proof that such home and the applicant are duly licensed by the State Department of Social and Health Services to operate a licensed family day-care home in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the State.
All applications for a home occupation permit must be made to the City Clerk/Treasurer, accompanied by a filing fee. The City will accept written and oral comment from the public regarding the proposed home occupation, following a published Notice of Application. In the event adverse comments are submitted, or the City Clerk/Treasurer finds that the proposed occupation does not otherwise meet the conditions of the Home Occupation Chapter of the Yelm Municipal Code (5.44), the application will be submitted to the City Council for action at its next regular meeting. Notice of any action of the City Clerk/Treasurer will be mailed to the applicant within two days of the date such action is taken.
Any person engaging in a home occupation is also subject to the licensing and taxing provisions of Chapter 5.04 of the Yelm Municipal Code.