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Small Scale Home Occupation Acknowledgement Form


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      Community & Economic Development Department

      Please contact the Department at 509-967-5902 for assistance with this form or for questions.

      The following form and general business license application are used to determine whether the business qualifies as a small or large-scale home occupation. The completion of the form does not constitute a guarantee that the business is compliant with the Home Occupation regulations. According to WRMC 17.54.047(a); "The purpose of the small-scale home occupation provision is to support local residents by providing them the option to use their residence for small-scale business activities that do not interfere with the residential character of their neighborhood". Should the business not qualify as a small-scale use; there are provisions for Large-Scale home Occupations.

      Be advised the following uses are not allowed as a small-scale home occupation(s): On-premise bookstore or entertainment establishment; Barber shop or beauty parlor with more than one chair; Equipment rental; Funeral home or crematorium; Animal kennel, animal stable, animal daycare, or animal training; Lodging or boarding house; Machining, welding, or metal shop; Slaughter and meat processing service; Towing service; Vehicle or heavy equipment alteration, repair (including body, engine and chassis), painting, sales, service, impound, or storage; Wholesale sales, on-premise.

      Please read through the West Richland Municipal Code relating to Home Occupations to ensure your operation can meet the requirements. Read through WRMC 17.54.047 online.

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    4. Will the home occupation be carried on exclusively by a family member(s) residing in the dwelling unit?*
    5. Will there be employees working at or visiting the subject property who are not family members living at the residence?*
    6. Will there be customers or clients visiting the property?*