BUSINESS LICENSE MANAGEMENT
Home Occupation
BUSINESS INFORMATION
Name of Business
DBA
Is your business registered with the Department of Commerce?
Currently Active
Business Type
Type of Home Occupation Business
State Entity Number
State Tax ID Number
Employer ID # (EIN)/ Fed. Tax ID #
State Professional License or DOPL#
Website/Facebook
Business Address
Business Phone
Mailing Address if different
Mailing City, State, Zip
Desired Date of Opening
Number of employees other than self
Type of Business
Other
If a Commercial business, square footage of building used for Business
Describe operation of your business in detail: (Including description, hours and days of operation, customers, parking, etc)
Any business information provided to the City becomes property of Syracuse City and is public record
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Owner Name
Owner Phone (other than business)
Owner Address
Owner Address City, State, Zip
Birth Date
Drivers License
State
Years Lived in Utah
Email
Are you the property owner?
Additional Owner Name
Owner Phone (other than business)
Owner Address
Owner Address City, State, Zip
Birth Date
Drivers License
State
Years Lived in Utah
Email
Are you the property owner?
APPLICANT AGREEMENT
This form is an application for a business license. The actual license will be issued only after this business is in compliance with all City, State, Federal, fire and building codes and ordinances and all inspections are completed and approvals given. Missing or incomplete information on this application may significantly increase the time needed for approval. This application will expire six months after the filing date if all inspections have not been completed and approvals granted. Operating without a Business License is a Class B Misdemeanor, with each day of noncompliance constituting a separate violation. I, the undersigned, hereby agree to conduct said Business strictly in accordance with all Syracuse City Codes governing such business and swear, under penalty of law, that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, I understand that to falsify any information on this application is grounds for denial and/or revocation of an applicable license and issuance of any other penalties as provided by law. I acknowledge my responsibility to renew my Syracuse City Business License and pay any and all late fees, if applied.
Applicant Signature
Date
Would you like your Business to be listed in the City Business Directory?
Would you like to be featured as Business of the Month?
Self-Inspection Worksheet Information
 Certain home business in Syracuse City do not require an on-site inspection. Qualifying home businesses can complete the following self-inspection in lieu of the on-site inspection by the City Inspector in order to obtain a home business permit. To qualify for the self-inspection the business must meet all of the following criteria:
  1. The only employees working at the residence reside at the residence.
2. There are no customers, or only an occasional customer who enter the home as part of the business operation.
3. The business operation is conducted within the residence and not in any detached building on the premise.
4. No product will be stored on site except for demonstration of the product.
The following are examples of businesses that do not qualify to use the self-inspection worksheet in order to obtain a home business license; any child care or preschool; any beauty or barber shop home base business.
This business qualifies for a self inspection as defined above.
Yes
No
Directions: Respond to the following questions as you do a walk-through of the home. Mark the appropriate circles. All items marked No must be corrected and marked Yes before returning this form. Please sign and return the form to the above office. Mobile businesses will require the possession of an adequately tagged fire extinguisher to be with mobile equipment. If you have questions or need assistance in completing this form please contact the fire department.
Are the address numbers on the home and are they visible from the street?
Yes
No
Is the yard around the home free from combustible debris and weeds?
Yes
No
Does your electrical panel(s) have a 30" wide by 36" deep clearance of space around it?
Yes
No
Are all circuit breakers and/or fuses properly labeled? (Location of area in house)
Yes
No
All electrical outlets, switches & junction boxes have cover plates?
Yes
No
Are extension cords only used for temporary purposes?
Yes
No
Multi plug adapters are not plugged into each other for additional outlets?
Yes
No
All storage/housekeeping are neat & orderly?
Yes
No
Are combustible materials separated from household heat sources? (Example: boxes and clothing separated from water heaters, furnaces, wall heaters, etc.)
Yes
No
Is there a fire extinguisher(s) rated at a minimum 2A-10BC in the home?
Yes
No
Are all smoke detectors tested and have the batteries changed semi-annually?
Yes
No
Is your water heater secured with seismic straps? (2)
Yes
No
Would you like to talk to a Fire Department representative?
Yes
No
Would you like to talk to a Building Department representative?
Yes
No
Pursuant to Utah Code Annotated 78B-5-705 (2008) I declare under criminal penalty of the State of Utah that the foregoing is true and correct.
Name
Date
Home Occupation Compliance Standards and Agreement
All Home Occupations shall be secondary and incidental to the residential use of the property and conducted so that neighbors under normal conditions would not be aware such businesses exist. Businesses conducted in a residential zone are classified as either a Minor Home Occupations or Major Home Occupations. Please refer to Ordinance 10-7-040 for a list of occupations allowed within a residential zone. Minor Home Occupations are reviewed by the Land Use Administrator in the Community Economic Development Department. Major Home Occupations require a Conditional Use Permit that is reviewed by the Syracuse City Planning Commission. All Home Occupations may be subject to additional conditions as deemed necessary in order to mitigate. By checking each box, after reading and completing each section, you agree to comply with all of these provisions.
This application must be signed by the home owner. If renting, please acquire the proper signature(s) prior to submitting.
I own the home.
I am renting the home.
I am purchasing the home.
Changes or modifications to the outside appearance of the dwelling, to expressly accommodate the commercial use in the home, are not permitted.
The sale of commodities is permitted if delivered to customers, if the retail sale of products and/or services at the home generates no more than two customers or patrons per hour.
Will there be more than 2 customers/patrons per hour coming to the home?
Yes
No
No customers coming to the home
(If yes, please indicate all off-street parking spots available as well as a drop-off/pick-up plan for your business. Create a customized site plan on separate sheet.)
No more than 30 percent of any one floor may be devoted to the Home Occupation and/or storage of stock in trade (Child Care may use a larger percentage of the home.)
What is the total square footage of the floor/level on which your business is located?
What is the square footage of the room(s) to be used?
Yard space or activity outside the residence may not be used for the occupation unless it is customarily found in neighborhoods and does not adversely impact its residential nature.
The Home Occupation may store inventory or supplies within the garage of an accessory building as long as the garage still functions for parking as many vehicles as specified at the time of construction. The home occupation shall not store outside any type of material used for the business.
Signs must comply with the regulations as permitted in chapter 10-45-050 of the City's Sign Ordinance Code. City Ordinance allows a total of two signs not to exceed 4 square feet each, as either a window and/or on premise permanent sign.
Do you wish to have a sign for your business?
Yes
No
Only one vehicle and trailer associated with the Home Occupation, not exceeding 10.000 pounds gross vehicle weight are allowed. Said vehicles must be parked off-street, in compliance with residential off-street parking standards, and may not be stored on any street adjacent to, or near the premises, Business owners may not intentionally station, position, or park an occupational vehicle or trailer in any manner on private property so as to advertise, promote, or draw attention to products, services, events, or other similar purposes at the home owner’s residence, (by way of illustration and not limitation, this prohibits the storage or parking of business vehicles, such as: limousines, service or work vehicles [snow plow/landscape/maintenance trucks, etc], delivery or contractor vehicles, equipment, and trailers used to transport same.)
Will your business have a vehicle and/or trailer?
Yes
No
If so, will it exceed 10,000 lbs gross weight?
Yes
No
This Home Occupation shall not allow employees, other than those living in the dwelling, to come to work at the home or to park vehicles at the home to go to a job site. The only exception is that one additional person may be employed as a second adult for a daycare, secretary, apprentice, or assistant where there are no more than five family members actively engaged in the home occupation. An additional offstreet parking space shall be provided.
Do you have any employees who do not live with you?
Yes
No
Any person residing within the dwelling or employed from out of the dwelling shall not have a conviction of any crime, identified in Section 77-27-21, Utah Code Annotated 1953, or any other sexual crime against another person. Employees and everyone 18 years of age or older in the household shall provide a criminal background clearance through the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification prior to any contact with the children attending such daycare and/or preschool.
Have you and any daycare and/or preschool employees provided a current BCI Criminal Background Check?
Yes
No
This Home Occupation shall generate no greater vehicular traffic or parking than commonly associated with the neighborhoods and does not adversely impact its residential nature.
Storage of explosive or combustible materials anywhere on the premises is strictly prohibited. This home occupation shall not unreasonably disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood, including but not limited to: interference of radio, television, or other electronic reception by reason of design, materials, construction, lighting, odor, dust, sounds, noise, vibrations, vehicle, parking, and general operation of the business.
Home Occupations shall not hold promotional meetings, for the purpose of selling merchandise or taking orders, more than once per month.
No more than four garage, basement, yard or other similar sales are permitted each year; with each sale lasting no more than 72 hours.
This Home Occupation shall conform completely with all City and State codes, including fire, building, plumbing, electrical and health codes as well as business license regulations, and shall have periodic inspections if required by these codes.
This Home Occupation shall not create a demand for municipal or utility services or community facilities in excess of those usually and customarily provided for residential uses.
The installation of any equipment, fixtures, plumbing, or electrical wiring incompatible with a residential area by reason of excessive noise, utility usage, waste production, or broadcast interruption, etc., shall not be permitted.
The Land Use Authority may review and revoke any home occupation license upon finding a noncompliance with this Section. Inspections by the City may occur as necessary to assure conformance with these regulations.
Disabled individuals may obtain a waiver through the Land Use Administrator to allow such persons to become self sufficient.
Do you request a waiver?
Yes
No
The City may place additional restrictions on a home occupation relating to hours of operation, parking, traffic, or other matters as it deems necessary to mitigate impacts on the neighborhood and the City in General.
A business license is valid for only the original applicant and is not transferable to any other resident, address or occupation. Upon termination of the applicant's residency, the license shall become null and void.
Site Plan - Using separate pages, draw the area inside your home used for business, indicating walls, windows and entryways with measurements and a site plan of your yard, home and parking for business customers.
Fee Exemption - Utah Code 10-1-203 - Home Based businesses that have no material offsite impact in addition to the impacts of the primary residential use. Businesses are still required to renew their license with the City annually, as well as all other licensing requirements.
I affirm my business meets the requirements for fee exemption.
Signature
Date
I CERTIFY THAT ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS HOME OCCUPATION COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT.
Signature
Date