City of Washington
Department of Planning and Development
Home Occupation Form


Phone: Date:
Description of home occupation:

This is to certify that I shall comply with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Washington as it relates to home occupation within residential districts.
Section 27-61 defines a home occupation as follows:

  1. An accessory use which:
    a. Is clearly incidental to or secondary to the residential use of the dwelling unit;
    b. Is carried on within a dwelling unit by one (1) or more occupants of such dwelling unit;
    c. Occupies not more than one-third of the total floor area of such dwelling unit and in no event contains more than five hundred (500) square feet of floor area.

  2. In connection with the operation of a home occupation, it shall not be permitted to:
    a. Sell articles produced elsewhere than within the dwelling;
    b. Have exterior displays, or a display of goods visible from the outside;
    c. Store materials or products oustide of a principal or accessory building or other structure;
    d. Display a nameplate or other sign, except as permitted in connection with the practice of a profession (not to exceed two (2) square feet);
    e. Make external structural alterations which are not customary to residential buildings;
    f. Produce offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, or other particulate matter, odorous matter, heat, humidity, glare or other objectionable effects.
Therefore, the home occupation will be operated in compliance with the rules and regulations as set forth in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Washington.

Applicant Signature

North Carolina
Beaufort County

I, a Notary Public of the County and State aforesaid, certify that
(Name of Applicant)
personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing instrument, witness my hand and official seal, this the________day of_________, 20___.

Notary Public
My commission expires:_____________________________

Approved by: Date:
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