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Applying for a Home Occupation

Running a business from your home is considered a home occupation. 

  • There is a Type I and a Type II home occupation and they are based on your zoning classification. Section 5-5002.H states the permitted uses for each home occupation as well as general standards. 
  • A zoning permit for a home occupation is the first step in applying for a business license.
    • If you are located in town limits of Windsor or Smithfield, please contact their offices for your zoning/business license. 
  • A zoning permit is a $35.00 flat fee and does NOT expire as long as the type or location of the business does not change.
  • Once your zoning permit has been issued, the next step is to contact the Commission of Revenues office at 757-365-6321, to obtain your business license.  

Home Occupation Application Packet
If you have any questions or to submit your application please email  planreview@iwus.net. They can also be submitted in our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Our address is 17140 Monument Circle, Suite 100, Isle of Wight VA 23397.

**Please note, more information may be requested due to the type of project or location**

**Please contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) prior to applying for a zoning permit. We do not enforce private covenants and restrictions**

**Please take a moment to complete the short survey at the following link. This will assist us in making sure we provide the best service possible.

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