Per South Jordan City Municipal Code 17.98.010: A home occupation is any business or income producing activity conducted from a residential property. The home occupation provisions are intended to provide opportunities for minor in-home businesses which do not require the facilities of or have the impacts of larger concerns. Many types of businesses are allowed; provided, that they meet all of the provisions of this chapter. Home occupations do not include occasional baby sitting at the dwelling which would not be classified as a daycare or preschool operation. Home occupations are considered accessory uses in residential and agricultural zones. Garage or yard sales are not considered home occupations but may be held no more than four (4) calendar days per year. Sales of night crawlers gathered from the subject property, lemonade stands and similar occasional activities related to the subject premises are not considered home occupations. Temporary signage may be used to advertise yard sales, night crawlers, lemonade stands and similar occasional sales activities, provided it does not create a nuisance, is not placed on the public right of way and provided it is removed by seven o’clock (7:00) P.M. each day and upon conclusion of the activity. Home occupations will have no significant impact on the neighborhoods in which they are located and are considered to be secondary and incidental to and compatible with residential use. (Ord. 2014-16, 11-18-2014)
To obtain a home occupation business license complete the online business license application.
City Ordinance 17.98.040 (I) requires that property owners within 300’ of the lot or parcel and within the same subdivision plat on which the home occupation is proposed be notified of the business. The City’s Business License Administrator will mail a postcard notifying these property owners. Mailing labels will be provided by and printed by City officials at City Hall at no additional cost to the applicant. Labels pulled from other sources will not be accepted.
In addition to the above, please include the following information with your application:
Note: City ordinance will allow a maximum of twelve children (including own children). However, more than six children will require a CUP (Conditional Use Permit). For information and to apply for a CUP please contact the Planning and Zoning Department.
Note: Students ages shall be 3, 4, or 5 years old. City ordinance will allow a maximum of twelve children (including own children), however, more than six children will require a CUP (Conditional Use Permit). For information and to apply for a CUP please contact the Planning and Zoning Department.
Home Daycare/Preschool must:
Must have two separate egress
Protect against hot surfaces
Have a portable fire extinguisher on each level occupied by children
Conduct a quarterly evacuation plan (fire drill)
If you have additional questions regarding a home daycare or preschool please contact the South Jordan City Fire Marshall or the Planning Department at (801)446-HELP.