hereby make application for a licence in accordance with the particulars as stated in this application, and declare the information in the application to be true and correct. I undertake to supply to the Licence Inspector all documents, paper or certificates both requested by this division and required by other Federal, Provincial or Local Government Act and Regulations. I undertake to comply with all Bylaws of the City of Nanaimo and all other laws now in force or which may hereafter come into force. I also understand, payment of the business licence fee in advance does not guarantee approval of the licence and I cannot commence business until such time as a business licence has been approved and issued.
6.20.1 HOME BASED BUSINESS
6.20.1. More than one home based business shall be permitted per dwelling.
18.104.22.168 Any person residing within the dwelling unit or secondary suite may be engaged in the home based business, and the business license holder of a home based business shall be a resident of the dwelling unit or secondary suite in which the home based business is originating.
22.214.171.124 A maximum of one non-resident home based business employee is permitted to work in the dwelling unit.
126.96.36.199 Notwithstanding Subsection 188.8.131.52., where there is a home based business within a secondary suite, no non-resident home based business employee shall be permitted to work on the parcel for that home based business.
6.20.2 The home based business shall be wholly contained in either the dwelling or an accessory building, or a combination thereof, subject to the following:
184.108.40.206. In a dwelling unit, the home based business shall not occupy more than 100m2 of the dwelling unit, or 50% of the dwelling unit, whichever is less.
220.127.116.11. Where the home based business is located in an accessory building, the home based business shall not occupy more than 42m2.
18.104.22.168 Where a home based business is located within a secondary suite, the home based business shall be wholly contained within the secondary suite and shall not occupy more than 42m2 or 50% of the secondary suite, whichever is less.
22.214.171.124 Notwithstanding Subsections 6.20.1., where a dwelling contains a secondary suite and both the dwelling unit and the secondary suite each contain a home based business, or portion thereof:
a) the home based business for the secondary suite shall not occupy more than 42m2, or 50% of the secondary suite, whichever is less; and
b) the home based business for the principal dwelling unit shall not occupy more than 60m2, or 50% of the dwelling unit, whichever is less.
126.96.36.199 Notwithstanding Subsection 188.8.131.52., where a home based business is contained within both the dwelling and the accessory building, the sum total of the Gross Floor Area shall not exceed 100m2, or 50% of the dwelling unit, whichever is less.
184.108.40.206 Where a home based business involves vehicle or equipment repair or service, all vehicles, machinery and equipment under repair must be wholly contained within the dwelling unit, secondary suite or accessory building, and shall not, at any time, be stored outside of a building.
220.127.116.11 All storage related to the home based business must be wholly contained within permanent buildings.
6.20.3. The following uses are specifically prohibited as a home based business:
18.104.22.168 Retail stores.
22.214.171.124 Auto body shop, vehicle storage, wrecking or dismantling.
126.96.36.199 Storage, wrecking, dismantling, structural repair, painting or metal plating of vehicles and equipment, including motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and other water vessels, aircraft, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, heavy equipment and machinery.
188.8.131.52 Pet day care, boarding kennel, animal training and commercial dog breeder.
184.108.40.206 Commercial sawmill.
6.20.4 The home based business shall not discharge or emit odorous, toxic, or noxious matters or vapours, heat, glare, noise, vibration, smoke, dust, effluent or other emission hazard, electrical interference or radiation across any lot line.
6.20.5. Home based businesses shall not generate significantly more traffic than the dwelling would.
220.127.116.11. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no more than 10 vehicle trips to or away from the dwelling unit or accessory building generated by the home based business or businesses shall be permitted per day between the hours of 7am and 9pm. No vehicle trips generated by the home based business or businesses shall be permitted between 9pm and 7am.
6.20.6. Not more than one identifiable commercial vehicle shall be stored or parked on the lot at a time.
18.104.22.168 Notwithstanding the foregoing, no lot zoned residential shall be used for the storage or repair of commercial vehicles having a gross vehicle weight greater than 8,600kg.
6.20.7. Home based businesses must have a valid City of Nanaimo business license.
22.214.171.124. The City reserves the right to confirm compliance with the above regulations on an annual basis. Renewal of business licenses will be granted on this basis and shall not be automatic.
6.20.8. A home based business shall be permitted in any dwelling unit regardless of zoning classification provided it meets all other applicable requirements of this section.
6.20.9. In addition to the foregoing, the following regulations apply to home based businesses within recreational vehicles.
126.96.36.199. Notwithstanding Subsection 6.20.8., a home based business shall not be permitted to operate from a recreational vehicle; unless a home based business is located within the R11 Zone, in which case not more than one home based business shall be permitted per recreational vehicle.
188.8.131.52. Notwithstanding Subsection 184.108.40.206., the home based business must be wholly contained within the recreational vehicle or an accessory enclosed deck or patio.
220.127.116.11. Only those persons who reside within the recreational vehicle may be engaged within the home based business.
18.104.22.168 Notwithstanding Subsection 6.20.6., no commercial vehicles ancillary to the home based business shall be stored or parked on the lot.
As per City of Nanaimo Zoning Bylaw 2011 No. 4500