Effective July 17, 2018 not all home occupation businesses are required to obtain a business license from South Jordan City. The only types of home occupation businesses that require a license from South Jordan are:
All other home occupations may operate without a city business license.
A home occupation business license is available to any home occupation business that is otherwise exempt from licensing but still wishes to have a city license. Simply apply for a Home Occupation Business License via the online Portal, submit required documents, and pay fees as per the City’s fee schedule.
For more information regarding Home Occupations see Chapter 5.38 of the Municipal Code.
Per South Jordan City Municipal Code 5.38.010: 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.
To obtain a home occupation business license complete the online business license application.
All home occupation business license applications are required to provide the following two documents with the application:
Home Daycare/Preschool Business License:
In addition to the above, please include the following information with your application:
Note: City ordinance will allow a maximum of eight (8) children (including your own children).
Note: Students ages shall be 3, 4, or 5 years old. City ordinance will allow a maximum of eight (8) students.
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)