Chapter 8.66
LARGE FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES

8.66.010 Purpose and Intent.

The purpose of this Chapter is to provide for the establishment of Large Family Day Care Homes for up to 14 children within a residential home. Rev. Ord. 3-10 (February 2010)

8.66.020 Permitting Procedure.

A.    Any proposed Large Family Day Care Home shall conform to the Development Standards and Regulations contained in this Chapter (Section 8.66.030) and shall be subject to a Zoning Clearance to be reviewed by the Community Development Director as described in Chapter 8.116 (Zoning Clearance).

B.    Any proposed Large Family Day Care Home that does not meet the Development Standards and Regulations contained in this Chapter (Section 8.66.030) shall be subject to a Minor Use Permit to be reviewed by the Community Development Director as described in Chapter 8.102 (Minor Use Permit). Rev. Ord. 7-19 (June 2019); Ord. 3-10 (February 2010)

8.66.030 Development Standards and Regulations.

An application for a Zoning Clearance to establish a Large Family Day Care Home shall comply with the following development standards and regulations:

A.    Permitted in the A, R-1, R-2, R-M and Certain Planned Development Zoning Districts. A Large Family Day Care Home may be established only in the A, R-1, R-2 and R-M Zoning Districts. A Large Family Day Care Home may also be established in a Planned Development (PD) Zoning District if not specifically prohibited by the PD regulations and if the project site has an underlying Agricultural or Residential General Plan Land Use designation. Any PD regulations which require a Conditional Use Permit for Large Family Day Care Homes shall be superseded by this Chapter and any Large Family Day Care Home in a PD Zoning District, unless specifically prohibited, shall be subject to the requirements of this Chapter.

B.    Parking. The Large Family Day Care Home shall comply with the following parking regulations:

1.    The use shall meet the parking requirements contained in Section 8.76.080 of the Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations.

2.    One required loading space may occur on street in accordance with Section 8.76.080 of the Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations. Guardians dropping off or picking up children shall first use an available off-street loading space.

3.    At no time shall the Large Family Day Care Home operator’s personal vehicles interfere with required loading spaces or employee parking.

4.    The operator of the Large Family Day Care Home shall facilitate staggered drop-off and pick-up of children by allowing drop-off and pick-up of children to occur over a minimum 1-hour time period.

C.    Hours of Operation. Hours of operation for the Large Family Day Care Home shall be no earlier than 7:00 a.m. and no later than 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

D.    Outdoor Play Activities. Outdoor play activities associated with the Large Family Day Care Home shall not occur earlier than 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.

E.    Outdoor Play Area. The outdoor play areas associated with the Large Family Day Care Home shall be located in the rear and/or side yards of the dwelling and shall be fully enclosed with a 6-foot fence or wall made of materials that provide solid screening from public view.

F.    Signage. No signage shall be displayed on site or off site at any time advertising the Large Family Day Care Home.

G.    Minimum Separation. A minimum 300-foot separation is required between all Large Family Day Care Homes located on the same street. A Large Family Day Care Home located within a cul-de-sac shall maintain a 500-foot separation from any other Large Family Day Care Home located within the same cul-de-sac. The separation shall be measured from the property lines.

H.    State of California Licensing. A copy of the State of California child care license shall be submitted to the Community Development Department prior to establishment of the Large Family Day Care Home and shall remain current and valid throughout the life of the Large Family Day Care Home.

I.    Business License. The operator of the Large Family Day Care Home shall obtain a City of Dublin Business License prior to opening the Large Family Day Care Home. The Business License shall remain current and valid throughout the life of the Large Family Day Care Home.

J.    Compliance with Local Ordinances. The operator of the Large Family Day Care Home shall comply with all applicable City of Dublin Ordinances including, but not limited to, Chapter 5.56 (Smoking Pollution Control); Chapter 5.64 (Property Maintenance); and Chapter 7.32 (Building Code). Rev. Ord. 3-10 (February 2010)

8.66.040 Zoning Clearance.

A Zoning Clearance shall document the compliance of the Large Family Day Care Home with the above requirements and shall be kept on file in the Community Development Department for the duration of the operation of the Large Family Day Care Home. If it is determined at any time that the Large Family Day Care Home does not meet all of the Development Standards and Regulations in Section 8.66.030, a Minor Use Permit for the Large Family Day Care Home shall be required. Rev. Ord. 7-19 (June 2019); Ord. 3-10 (February 2010)