Chapter 22C.200


22C.200.010    Purpose.

22C.200.020    Development standards.

22C.200.030    Permit required.

22C.200.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to facilitate unobtrusive day care I facilities, which include family day care homes, adult day cares and adult family care uses, within a residence when such facility is accessory to the residential use while guaranteeing all residents freedom from excessive noise, traffic, nuisance, fire hazard, and other possible effects of commercial uses being conducted in residential neighborhoods. (Ord. 2852 § 10 (Exh. A), 2011).

22C.200.020 Development standards.

The following restrictions apply to day care I facilities:

(1) Home day care and adult family care facilities shall meet the state licensing requirements, including those pertaining to building, fire safety and health codes. A copy of the required state license, if applicable, shall be furnished by the applicant with the business license application.

(2) 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.

(3) Where outdoor recreation facilities are provided for children in day care facilities, they shall be screened by a fence at least four feet high where abutting residentially zoned property.

(4) The facility shall provide a safe passenger loading area.

(5) The day care provider shall provide written notification to immediately adjoining property owners of the intent to locate and maintain a facility. (Ord. 2852 § 10 (Exh. A), 2011).

22C.200.030 Permit required.

A day care I home occupation permit is required, subject to the following conditions:

(1) A day care I home occupation permit issued to one person shall not be transferable to any other person; nor shall a day care I home occupation permit be valid at any other address than the one listed on the permit.

(2) In granting approval for a day care I home occupation, the community development director, or designee, may attach additional conditions to ensure the home occupation will be in harmony with, and not detrimental to, the character of the residential neighborhood.

(3) Any day care I home occupation authorized under the provisions of this chapter shall be open to inspection and review at all reasonable times by enforcement officials for purposes of verifying compliance with the conditions of approval and other provisions of this title. (Ord. 2852 § 10 (Exh. A), 2011).