HOME-BASED BUSINESS 
 
A home-based business may be a full-time, part-time or even an occasional venture located within a home or associated accessory building. Generally, if your business mail comes to your home and / or administrative duties are conducted from your home, you will require a Development Permit for your business.

Home-based businesses are dealt with slightly differently in each of the SIPD’s four member municipalities. The following is a shortened summary of requirements for home-based businesses:
  • Town of Stonewall: operators/employees must be residents of the home; No more than 300 square feet or 25% of the dwelling (whichever the lesser) may be used for the business; the business must be carried out entirely within the residence or accessory building; no signage is permitted; no adverse impacts may be created.
  • Town of Teulon: permitted businesses include home crafts, tutoring, computer programming, accounting, photography, consultation and counselling services, general office, and hairdressing; operators/employees must be residents of the home; No more than 300 square feet or 20% of the dwelling (whichever the lesser) may be used for the business; the business must be carried out entirely within the residence or accessory building; no signage is permitted; no adverse impacts may be created.
  • R.M. of Rockwood: operators/employees must be residents of the home; No more than 300 square feet or 20% of the dwelling (whichever the lesser) may be used for the business; the business must be carried out entirely within the residence or accessory building; no adverse impacts may be created.
  • R.M. of Rosser: permitted businesses include home crafts, tutoring, computer programming, accounting, photography, consultation and counselling services, general office, therapeutic related uses, small appliance repair, child care services, and hairdressing; operators/employees must be residents of the home; operators/employees must be residents of the home; No more than 300 square feet of the dwelling may be used for the business; the business must be carried out entirely within the residence or accessory building; no adverse impacts may be created.
For larger Home-Based Businesses located within the R.M. of Rockwood, "Home Industry" may be a Permitted or Conditional Use within your zone. Please see Section 41.0 of the R.M. of Rockwood Zoning By-law No. 17/09 (as amended).
 
The Development Officer will evaluate each proposed home-based business on its own merits, based on its compliance with applicable zoning regulations. Please contact the SIPD directly to ensure a home-based business is permitted in your zone.

Development Permit applications for home-based businesses must include:
 
A Building Permit may also be required for any construction associated with a new home-based business. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.