Home Based Business

The City of Anaheim supports our residents’ entrepreneurial endeavors. Simply fill out and submit the business license application. The standard business license fee applies; however, there is no additional cost for the home occupation permit.


In order to preserve the residential integrity of our neighborhoods, the City has establish specific standards that must be met in order to operate a business out of your home. Some of these standards include (but are not limited to):
  • Only the residents may be employed in the home occupation
  • The business shall not cause a significant increase of pedestrian or vehicular traffic
  • The business shall not create excess noise or odors nor adversely affect the property of another person
  • No exterior modifications are made to the residence that changes the look to non-residential
For full list of standards, please refer to our Anaheim Municipal Code Section 18.38.130.
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