All About Home Occupations

Home Occupation Business Licenses

Home based businesses require a general business license (see application process for general business licenses, above). Prior to applying for a home occupation business license, we strongly recommend that you contact Community Development Staff at 360-825-3593 to determine if your proposed business meets the requirements of the municipal code for Home Occupations found in Enumclaw Municipal code 19.36.

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All About Home Occupations (PDF)

The following uses are not allowed to be conducted as a Home Occupation:

  • Any home occupation that involves outdoor storage of building or construction materials
  • Any other use that presents a danger to the community or would not be in keeping with a residential environment
  • Cafes
  • Commercial print shops
  • Clinics or hospitals
  • Dance or aerobics studio
  • Funeral homes
  • Kennels
  • Large appliance repair including:
    • Stoves
    • Refrigerators
    • Washers
    • Dryers
  • Machine and sheet metal shops
  • Martial arts school
  • Mortuaries
  • Rental of trailers or recreational vehicles
  • Restaurants
  • Small engine repair
  • Stables
  • Uses which may include hazardous chemicals or which may be hazardous to the surrounding area
  • Vehicle or boat:
    • Repair
    • Building
    • Painting
    • Servicing