City of Pickerington

Home Occupations

Home-Based Businesses

Did you know that Amazon, Harley Davidson, and Yankee Candle were just a few big names that started as home based businesses? Starting or running a small business from home continues to be an innovative force in the economy.

In Pickerington entrepreneurs can apply for a zoning certificate for home occupations. There are several rules to follow, and some major ones are:

  • The occupation shall take up less than 20% of the total area of the dwelling.
  • The occupation shall not generate traffic greater in volume than normal for a residential neighborhood.
  • Home alterations shall not change the residential character of the dwelling unit.

Before you get started on your home occupation, access the Zoning Certificate Application Form and reference Chapter 1276.18 of Zoning Code for more information.

2019 Zoning Certificate Application Zoning Code