St. Charles County, MO
 
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 99-99 §1, 7-12-1999; Ord. No. 01-054 §1, 4-25-2001; Ord. No. 05-029 §1, 3-29-2005; Ord. No. 10-041 §46, 6-2-2010; Ord. No. 10-090 §1, 10-18-2010]
A. 
Standards For The Operation Of A Home Occupation.
1. 
Only one (1) occupation or profession shall be permitted per resident residing at the premises.
2. 
No more than two (2) customers or clients may be served in a residence at one (1) time, except in the case of photography studios, where the number of customers shall not exceed ten (10).
3. 
The occupational use may occupy not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total floor area of the primary residential structure, and in no case more than five hundred (500) square feet of total floor area combined in all structures on the property.
4. 
Signage for home occupations shall be in conformance with Section 405.480.
5. 
The occupation must be carried on only by the members of the household residing on the premises.
6. 
No offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat, or glare shall be produced by the home occupation.
7. 
No exterior storage of materials or outdoor display shall be allowed.
8. 
No additional or separate exterior entrance, except as required by the State of Missouri for beauty salons, from outside the principal building to the home occupation, except that which serves the residential portion.
9. 
No structural additions, enlargements, or exterior alterations are permitted that would change the residential character of the principal building.
10. 
The goods and services shall be provided principally on a custom, individual appointment or to-order basis, rather than a continuing and regular businesses enterprise.
11. 
Only normal domestic or household equipment shall be used to accommodate the home occupation. This prohibits the use of gases, chemicals, commercial or industrial mechanical and electrical equipment.
B. 
Specific "Examples Of Home Occupations Permitted". These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. 
A professional such as an engineer, planner, architect, attorney, or accountant.
2. 
Dressmakers, seamstresses, or tailors.
3. 
Music, dancing, and other teachers or tutors.
4. 
Beauty, barber, or manicure services having not more than two (2) operators who are principal occupants of the premises.
5. 
Real estate or insurance services.
6. 
Photography studio devoted to the photography of individuals or small groups.
7. 
Artists, composers, and authors.
8. 
Taxidermists.
C. 
Specific "Examples Of Home Occupations Prohibited". Home occupations shall not, in any event, be deemed to include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. 
Automobile, truck, or vehicle repair.
2. 
Rental business.
3. 
Stables or kennels.
4. 
Eating or drinking establishments.
5. 
Veterinarian services and animal hospitals.
6. 
Mortuaries and embalming establishments.
7. 
Private clubs, including fraternity and sorority houses.
8. 
Storage of construction materials or contractors' equipment.
9. 
Retail sales.
10. 
Wholesale or retail distribution of firearms.