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Home Occupation Form

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    2. CITY OF LONGWOOD

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    3. 5.5.3. HOME OCCUPATIONS ARE TO BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY WITHIN THE DWELLING UNIT AND ARE SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS:

      A. A member of the immediate family occupying the dwelling shall conduct the home occupation. A maximum of one additional person, outside the immediate family, may be engaged in the home occupation.

    4. B. The total area allowed for a home occupation shall be limited to an area less than 25 percent of the total floor of the residence, exclusive of the area of any open porch or attached garage or similar space not suited or intended for occupancy as living quarters. However, the actual home occupation may occur within other areas of the home, including additional floors. No rooms which have been constructed as an addition to the residence, nor any attached porch or garage which has been converted into living quarters, shall be considered as floor area for the purpose of this definition until two years after the date of completion thereof, as shown by the records of the city building division. By accepting a home occupation license, consent is granted for the city to enter the premises upon demand to verify the percentage of square footage being utilized.

    5. C. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises, or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation, including outside storage or accessory buildings, or signage, including signs on mailboxes.

    6. D. There shall be no increase in pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic to the premises over what would be considered normal visitor traffic* to the premises where no home occupation is being carried on. Any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home occupation shall be met off the street and other than in a required front yard. * In accordance with the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Trip Generation Manual, 6th Edition, Single-family Detached Housing (Code 210) 10 Average Daily Trips (ADT).

    7. E. No equipment or process shall be used in such home occupation which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot, if the occupation is conducted in a single-family residence, or outside the dwelling unit if conducted in other than a single-family residence.