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City of Bonney Lake-Permit Center

permit@cobl.us

9002 Main Street E. - Suite 300 Bonney Lake, WA 98391

253-447-4356

HOME OCCUPATION RULES AND REGULATIONS

(Bonney Lake Municipal Code Section 18.22.010)

The following requirements apply to all Home Occupations hereafter established in a residential zone. Each item below must be complied with for approval of a home Occupation Business License.

  1. On premise retail sale of goods not produced, processed or fabricated in the dwelling unit shall not be permitted, except:
    1. Mail order sales;
    2. Telephone sales with off-site delivery;
    3. Non-profit organizations sponsoring fund raising sales.
  2. Home Occupations involving the following activities shall be prohibited in residential zones:
    1. Auto, watercraft, aircraft and heavy equipment engine repair over 10 Horse Power;
    2. Auto, watercraft, aircraft and heavy equipment body work or painting;
    3. Parking or storage of heavy equipment;
    4. Storage of building materials for use off-site;
    5. Fabrication or repairing of items that can not be physically carried by an average sized person.
    6. No display may be seen from outside the premises.
    7. No materials, products or equipment may be stored outside a building or other structure.
    8. No sign may be displayed except as permitted herein.
    9. No structural alteration may be made which are not customary in residential buildings.
    10. No offensive noise, smell, dust, vibrations, heat, humidity, glare, or other objectionable matter may be produced. Home Occupations shall not be visible or audible from any point on the property line.
    11. No more than 25% of the total floor area, or 500 square feet of floor area, whichever is less, may be devoted to the home occupation.
    12. No one not residing on the premises may be employed in said home occupation.
    13. A business license must be obtained from the City.

Home Occupation Application

THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR A NEW BUSINESS AND HOME OCCUPATION

PLEASE ANSWER, IN FULL, EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.  IF A QUESTION IS NOT APPLICABLE TO YOUR BUSINESS, PLEASE ANSWER “N/A”. FAILURE TO REPLY WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS CAN RESULT IN AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF A BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION. PLEASE READ HOME OCCUPATION RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT APPLICATION. 

Will there be any on-premise advertising or display of signs for the business?

Will any alterations be done to the home to accommodate the business?

Will there be any noise, smoke, dust, vibrations, heat, humidity, glare, or other objectionable matter produced?

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