Home Occupation Certificate Form

Town of Eaton Home Occupation Certificate

(Submit in addition to business license application)

Intent: The purpose of this section is to provide for limited business use within dwellings when such uses will clearly not alter the character or appearance of the residential neighborhood.

A Home Occupation shall be allowed as a permitted accessory use in all residential zones, provided alI of the following conditions ate met:

  1. Such use is conducted entirely within the dwelling unit and carried on by the residents thereof and no others. (Does not apply to home day care).
  2. The home occupation shall occupy less that 35% of the finished living area. (Does not apply to home day care).
  3. No exterior indication of non-residential activities shall be present except for parking as allowed in 7-2-28.
  4. The occupation shall have no adverse impacts on neighboring uses.
  5. The business owner must reside and maintain primary residency on the premises.
  6. Home-based day care is governed by the rules and regulations of the Department of Social Services of the State of Colorado.
  7. Such use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes and shall not change the character thereof.
  8. There is no advertising or other indication of the home-based business on the lot or any structure or vehicle located on or adjacent to the lot, with the exception that one (1) nameplate shall be allowed which may display the name of the occupant and/or the name of the home- based business, where such nameplate does not exceed one (1) square foot in area, shall not be illuminated, and shall be attached flat to the structure or vehicle or visible through a window.
  9. There is no exterior storage. display or sales of materials, goods, supplies or equipment related to the operation of such home-based business nor of any highly explosive or combustible materials.
  10. There is no offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat, glare or electrical interference or other hazard or nuisance noticeable off the lot.
  11. Ordinarily, a home based business shall not be interpreted to include the following:
  • Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Hotels/motels
  • Restaurant
  • Funeral home
  • Vehicle or boat repair
  • Organized classes where more than six (6) persons meet together for instruction on a regular basis. (Does not include classes sponsored by a public school)
Applicant Name

The undersigned certifies that the foregoing information is true and correct and that all of the business conducted by such business is legally allowed under local (Town of Eaton), state (Colorado), and federal (United States) law. The undersigned further understands that should any of the information in this application later be deemed false, such business license can be immediately revoked by the Town. I hereby certify that I have read and understand the regulations on home occupations stated herein and agree to abide by such.