Chapter 17.100


17.100.010    Administration.

17.100.020    Application procedure.

17.100.030    Structural and operational requirements.

17.100.040    Appeals.

17.100.010 Administration.

Prior to the city issuing a business license to operate an in-home child or adult care business, the proposed land use shall be approved by the director of community development. Land use approvals for in-home child or adult care businesses are processed as Type I-ADM decisions. Approvals are issued administratively by the director and may be appealed to the hearing examiner. (Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.100.020 Application procedure.

Application for land use approval to operate an in-home child or adult care business shall be made on forms provided by the community development services department. A complete application includes the submittal of a fully completed application form together with any other items listed on the application form as being required, including payment of any applicable application fees. (Ord. 2728 § 2 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.100.030 Structural and operational requirements.

An in-home child or adult care business shall comply with the requirements listed in this section. The director shall review all requests for land use approvals for in-home child or adult care businesses to determine whether the proposal can meet the requirements of this section. Land use approval for an in-home child or adult care business shall only be approved upon a finding by the director that for a particular proposal, all the requirements of this section can be met. The director may attach conditions to the approval that will promote compliance with the requirements of this section.

A. In-home child or adult care businesses shall be limited to the following as defined in Chapter 17.142 BMC: family day care homes, adult day care and adult family care.

B. In-home child or adult care businesses shall meet the state licensing requirements as applicable, including those pertaining to building, fire safety and health codes. A copy of the required license shall be furnished by the applicant with the business license application.

C. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the residence, other than one flat, unlighted sign, not exceeding six square feet, mounted flush against the building.

D. The proposed use shall be serviced by adequate essential public facilities, such as streets, police and fire protection, utilities and refuse disposal.

E. Two off-street parking spaces shall be available for the residents, plus two additional off-street spaces or 40 feet of street frontage abutting the property.

F. Where outdoor recreation areas are provided for children or adults in day care facilities, they shall be screened by a solid fence at least four feet high or a solid landscaping screen which has year-round vegetation installed along a side or a rear lot lying adjacent to another property used as a residence. (Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.100.040 Appeals.

Appeals of a final decision shall be submitted pursuant to BMC 17.06.180, Appeals. (Ord. 2673 § 2, 2007)