Accessory home occupations are activities connected to those uses in the Household Living Category of the Portland Zoning Code. There are two types of home occupations, Type A and Type B.
Type A Home Occupations do not need a permit but must comply with the Home Occupation Regulations.
A Type A home occupation is one where the residents use their home as a place of work; however, no employees or customers come to the site. Examples include artists, crafts people, writers and consultants. Type A home occupations also provide an opportunity for a home to be used as a business address but not as a place of work.
A Type B Home Occupation Permit:
A Type B home occupation is one where the residents use their home as a place of work, and either one employee or customers come to the site. Examples are counseling, tutoring, and hair cutting and styling. A Type B home occupation permit is not allowed:
Compliance Services & Neighborhood Inspections
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201-5379
Your application will be reviewed and inspected by a City of Portland zoning inspector who will visit your business to make sure the regulations are being met.
Upon approval, a permit will be issued for two years.