A home occupation is a business carried on in the home with no more
than one employee other than members of the family. The purpose of
restrictions on home occupation is to preserve the right of neighboring
residents to enjoy a peaceful occupancy of their homes. The occupation
must be incidental to the residential use and no more than 25 percent of
the home square footage. No exterior display larger than 1.5 sq. ft. by
the business is allowed or any use which will disturb the neighborhood.
Off-street parking must be provided and delivery of materials by
commercial vehicles is prohibited.
Please note: In some instances, a Conditional Use Permit will be
required in addition to a business license. City staff will be able to
help you determine if a Conditional Use Permit is necessary. If a
Conditional Use Permit is necessary, than an additional 8 weeks is
required to process the license application.
How to Apply
To apply for a Home Occupation License, complete and return the following documents:
For more information on Home Occupations, see Lewiston City Code Chapter 37, Article VI. Home Occupations.