Chapter 17.320


17.320.010    General.

17.320.020    Approval criteria.

17.320.030    Licensing.

17.320.040    Revocation.

17.320.010 General.

(1) The purpose of this chapter is to promote opportunities for small-scale economic development and to assure that home occupations do not infringe upon the rights of other residents or alter the residential character of the area.

(2) All home occupations applications are subject to director review using a Type I review procedure and may approve a home occupation; provided, that the applicant satisfies all applicable requirements of this title and chapter.

(3) Home occupations with the following characteristics are permitted only after securing a Type II permit in accordance with Chapter 17.130 CBDC. All other requirements listed in this chapter must also be satisfied by the applicant. An applicant or aggrieved person may appeal a decision consistent with the requirements of Chapter 17.130 CBDC.

(a) Retail sales on the premises.

(b) More than one nonresident employee or associate working on the premises some or all of the time. The permit shall be effective for three years. Extensions may be approved by filing a new conditional use application. [Ord. 544 § 10 (Att. B), 2021; Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016. Formerly 17.335.010].

17.320.020 Approval criteria.

(1) Employees. One nonresident associate or employee is allowed to work on the premises.

(2) Area. The use shall not occupy more than 30 percent of the existing building coverage of the property.

(3) Structure.

(a) The proposed use shall not change the character and use of the residence and premises, including elements such as colors, materials, design, construction, lighting, landscaping, or lack of landscaping.

(b) The proposed use shall not remodel or structurally alter the interior or exterior of the structure which changes the residential use and appearance of the dwelling.

(4) Equipment and Storage.

(a) No material or mechanical equipment shall be used that will be detrimental to the residential use of the property or adjoining residences because of vibration, noise, smoke, odor, interference with radio or television reception, or other factors.

(b) Outside storage of equipment, products, or materials used in or serviced by the home occupation, other than plant materials, are prohibited.

(5) Deliveries. No materials or commodities shall be delivered to or from the property which are of bulk or quantity to require delivery by a commercial vehicle or trailer, except such vehicles as a UPS, postal service truck, or similar vehicle.

(6) Traffic and Parking. Vehicles associated with the home occupation shall not cause a disturbance or inconvenience to nearby residents.

(7) Signs. Only one nonilluminated sign shall be permitted. The sign shall not exceed four square feet and shall bear only the name and/or occupation of the resident. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016. Formerly 17.335.020].

17.320.030 Licensing.

Home occupation uses shall apply for and maintain a current Coos Bay business license. Failure to hold a current business license may be grounds for revocation of the home occupation permit. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016. Formerly 17.335.030].

17.320.040 Revocation.

Revocation of authorization for a home occupation is specified in Chapter 17.130 CBDC, Procedures. [Ord. 544 § 10 (Att. B), 2021; Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016. Formerly 17.335.040].