Redmond currently has over 800 home businesses - they range from software development to gift basket services and include:
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A home business may be located within any residential zone in the Redmond city limits. Presently, there are home businesses within the following neighborhoods:
Yes, providing that these additional businesses adhere to the home business regulations and do not impact the neighborhood.
No - a home business must be conducted wholly within the home or garage/accessory structure area, with the exception of play equipment related to a home daycare business.
Yes, residency is a required element of conducting a home business.
If they are family members residing at the residence, there is no limit. However, only one person outside the family group may work at the residence. Family day care providers may have up to two additional employees.
Yes, the City does not allow any toxic, explosive, flammable, combustible, corrosive, radioactive, or other restricted materials to be stored or used on the site. The City is careful to review this potential problem area.
No. A home business must maintain and not change the neighborhood's appearance and residential character. The City prohibits:
If a business owner is not willing to comply with these restrictions, the applicant will be encouraged to seek a business space within a commercial or industrial zone.
No combination of visitors, customers, and/or deliveries may exceed two per hour for a total of eight per day. Businesses that are seeking more traffic or parking are encouraged to locate at an existing commercial location.
No. The City does not permit home-based businesses to perform:
Office-only motor vehicle related home businesses are allowed.
Yes, no more than one vehicle may be operated from the premises. Taxicab, van shuttle, and limousine services, for example, cannot be based from a residence.
In addition, vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds may not be operated out of the home or park on the property or adjacent streets.
Home businesses are reviewed by:
Please email the Planner-On-Call or call 425-556-2494 for further information.
Please email the Business Licensing Office or call 425-556-2193; they will be able to assist you.