Home Occupations

Home Occupations
Home occupations conducted within the City of Miramar shall be clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the residence for residential purposes and shall not change the residential character thereof. A proposed home occupation must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Commercial vehicles used in the conduct of a home business may not be parked on the premises, unless it is parked entirely within a garage or carport.
  • No deliveries of merchandise are allowed to the residence by heavy commercial vehicles.
  • No employees, clients, or customers are allowed on the premises at any time in connection with the home occupation.
  • No home occupation shall be conducted in any accessory building.
  • No public health or safety risks may be created by the home occupation.
  • No signage may be displayed on the premises.
  • Only the people who live at the dwelling may be involved in the business.
  • Outdoor storage or display of goods is prohibited.
  • Storing of hazardous or flammable materials is prohibited.
  • The applicant may use his or her home address only for receiving mail and not for any advertising purposes.
  • The business is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes.
  • The business must not emit noise, sounds, smoke, fumes, odors, vibrations or interference that would create a nuisance to abutting properties or the surrounding neighborhood.
  • The garage or other accessory structure may not be used for the business for the repair, storage, manufacturing, retailing, or warehousing of merchandise or goods that would interfere with the ability to park the number of vehicles it was designed to accommodate.
  • The use does not change the character of the dwelling and the appearance of the dwelling cannot be altered to accommodate the business.

Enforcement Guidelines

  • Penalty: Any violation of this section may result in a fine in accordance with the Code of Ordinances.
  • Revocation of license: The city shall have the right to revoke any home Business Tax for non-compliance.
  • Right of inspection: The applicant acknowledges that upon issuance of a Business Tax Receipt, the city shall have the right to inspect, at reasonable times, the premises upon which the home occupation is conducted to insure compliance with the foregoing standards and conditions and to investigate complaints, if any.
  • Transferability: No home Business Tax issued pursuant to this section shall be transferable, assignable, or otherwise alienable.