Section 608. Home Occupations
608.1 Operational Conditions. A home occupation, as defined in Article III, Section 302, shall be permitted in any residential district provided that such occupation:
a) Employs at the site, which constitutes the residence no other person than members of the family residing in the principal building at the home occupation site. The occupation may employ other persons who report to work and conduct activities off site;
b) Is conducted entirely within the principal building or a non-habitable accessory building provided the combined occupation space utilizes not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total floor area of the principal building;
c) Produces no alteration or change in the character or exterior appearance of the principal building or accessory building(s) from that of a dwelling;
d) Creates no disturbing or offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odor, heat, glare, traffic hazard, unhealthy or unsightly condition;
e) Complies with all Glynn County Board of Health rules and regulations as they apply to the home occupation;
f) Is not visibly evident from outside the dwelling except for one (1) non-illuminated sign one (1) square foot or smaller in size and mounted against a wall of the principal building;
g) Meets the provisions for off-street parking in accordance with Section 611. When a home occupation is begun and upon request by the Community Development Department, but in no case more often than annually, the property owner shall submit a plan showing how much space or lot area will be used in connection with the home occupation and where parking spaces would be located;
h) Prohibits non-family member employees from parking more than two (2) vehicles, each with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds, both on the site and in the residentially-zoned areas immediately surrounding the site;
i) As used in this Section, the term family and member of the family residing on the premises includes any living person who is a brother, sister, mother, father, husband, wife or child of any family member residing on the premises;
j) Any home occupation operated in conformity with this Ordinance for a period of ten (10) years or more prior to October 3, 1996 may be continued so long as the operator owns the residence and operates the business continuously without regard to the actual residence of the operator;
k) Stores all supplies, materials, support equipment, etc. within the current setbacks of the zoning district the site is located in and prohibits storage of said items in the front yard of the principal residence. The business will be required to install buffer fencing sufficient to block the view of the storage area unless the home occupation site exceeds an acre in size; and
l) Prohibits deliveries of supplies, materials, products, mailings, etc. between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily. Additionally, deliveries of supplies, materials, equipment (other than initial installation and/or replacement), etc., utilizing any service vehicle larger than a single rear axle uni-body vehicle is prohibited.
608.2 Occupations Excluded. Notwithstanding the above enumerated conditions, restaurants, rest homes, florist, tourist courts, pawn shops, convalescent homes serving more than six (6) tenants and auto repair garages shall not be considered home occupations and are specifically excluded.