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              Pick up a Business Registration Form from the Planning Division. Fill out all
              supplemental forms before submitting to Planning. Ifyour Business
              Registration application is approved by Planning an Inspection
              Card will be given to you, unless you are operating a Home Occupation business.

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                                          Turn in your completed Business Registration Form
                                          and pay a non-refundable application fee.
                                          Additional fees may be required upon completion of
                                          the Inspection Card .


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                           Once the application is turned in, the various City Departments (i.e.
                           BUilding, Fire, and Police) will review your application and location.
                           It is the applicant's responsibility to call and request an on-site
                           inspection during regular business hours and obtain a signature
                           of approval per City Department.

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              Turn in your completed Inspection Card to the Cashier and pay additional
              fees as required. Once all fees have been paid in full, a City of Downey
              Business Registration certificate will be issued. The Business Registration
              process is not complete or valid until the Business Registration
              certificate is received.



D........ ~                    La.~n"'a                s ..                          City of Downey
                                                                                     11111 Brookshire Avenue
                                                                                     Downey, CA 90241

      Building Division              Fire Department                                 Code Enforcement
      (562) 904-7142                 (562) 904-7345                                  (562) 904-2392

      Planning Division              Cashier I Finance Division                      Economic Development
      (562) 904-7154                 (562) 904-7246                                  (562) 904-7152
                                                     ey                                   $_      _ NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION DEPOSIT

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    BUSINESS INFORMATION

     Business Name:                                                                                             Type of Business:

     Business Location:
                                                                                                                    o Relail              o Wholesale
                                                                                                                    o Office              o Manufacturing
                                            City                         State                 ZipCode
                                                                                                                   o Service              o Warehouse
                                                                                                                    o Home Based o Other
     Mailing Address:
                                                                                                                Square Footage of Tenanl Space:
     Business Phone:

     Beginning Dale in Downey:              __ / __ / _               _ (month I date I year)
                                                                                                                Email address                                   _
     Business Description:                                                                                      Fax number:
     (be specific)

     Best contact Phone Number:
     (cell; business; home)

  BUSINESS OWNER INFORMATION
                                                                                                                 Type of Ownership:
     Name of Owner I Officer:
                                                                                                                      o Corporation
     Drivers License No.                                                                                              o Partnership
    Home Mailing Address:                                                                                             o Sole Owner

                                                                                                                 HOME BASED OCCUPATION ONLY
    Home Phone:                                                                                                  STAMP OF APPROVAL:
   HOME BASED OCCUPATION ONLY:

    APPROVED 0                             STAFF INITIALS:                       _
    DENIED        0

   ADDITIONAL NUMBERS (where applicable)
                                                                                                               No. of the following:
    Stale Conlraclors No. & Class:                                                                               Renlal Units
    California Resale No:
                                                                                       Vehicles
                                                                                                                 Game Machine

    NAICS I SIC Industrial Code:

                                                                                                                 Employees
    Provide one of the following :
    (mandatory)


    I understand thatthis application is not a permitto conduct business or begin operation and doesnot imply or waive

    the requirement of City, State or Federal Statutes.

    I understand that it is the business owners' responsibility toensure that the property is properly zoned foritsintended use. The citymay conduct an

    inspection as a result ofthis application and any deficiencies orcorrections will beforwarded tothe applicant forcorrection. If this business isoperated

    from my home I will abide byallrequirements for operating and conducting a home occupation within the City of Downey.

    I declare under penalty of pe~ury that tothe best ofmyknowledge and belief the foregoing istrue.



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 All Home Occupations within the City of Downey are subject to the provisions set forth
 in Municipal Code Section 9408, which is as follows:

 SECTION 9408. HOME OCCUPATIONS.

 Section 9408.02. Intent and Purpose.

The purpose of these regulations is to provide for the conduct of home occupation in the
residential zones, and/or in mobile homes/manufactured home parks regardless of the
zone, in such a manner as to be compatible with, and not disruptive to, residential
neighborhoods.

Section 9408.04. Applicability.

The restrictions of this section shall not be applicable to a property owner selling his

personal household goods from a residential property in conformance with garage sale

requirements. See Section 9420.22 of this article.


Section 9408.06. Required Permits.

No person shall commence or carry on a home occupation in any residential zone, or
mobile home/manufactured home park regardless of the zone, without first having
procured a permit from the City Planner.

(A)	   The City Planner may issue a permit in conformance with the requirements of
       Sections 9408.08. and 9814 of this article and impose such conditions as are
       deemed necessary to protect the best interests of the community.

(8)	   No permit issued shall be transferred or assigned, nor shall the permit authorize
       any person, other than the person named therein, to commence or carry on the
       home occupation for which the permit was issued.

(C)	   Any permit issued may be suspended or revoked by the City Planner when it
       appears that any condition imposed by the City Planner pursuant to this article
       has been or is being violated, or when it appears that the home occupation
       authorized by the permit has been or is being conducted in violation of any State
       statute or City law, or in a disorderly manner, or to the detriment of the public, or
       when the home occupation being carried on is different from that for which the
       permit was issued.                                        .

(D)	   Permits shall be valid for one (1) calendar year and may be renewed annually.

(E)	   No permit shall be issued or renewed unless the proper fee, as set by Council
       resolution, is paid.


                                                                        Effective ; November 27, 2008
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 Section 9408.08. Conditions.

 No person shall conduct a home occupation use unless such home occupation use is
 conducted in conformity with all the following criteria:

(A)	   Such use shall be conducted solely within the confines of the principal dwelling

       and shall not exceed ten (10) percent of the floor area.


(B)	   The home occupation shall be conducted by a member or members of the family
       residing on the property and as an incidental use to the primary residential use.
       No other person shall be employed.

(C)	   Garages or carports, whether attached or detached, shall not be used for a home
       occupation, other than for the storage of an automobile.

(D)	   No sign associated with such a use shall be allowed.

(E)	   No storage or display of materials, supplies, or equipment related directly or
       indirectly to a home occupation shall be permitted.

(F)	   In conducting such home occupation, no mechanical equipment shall be used if
       such equipment makes a noise that is perceptible on any abutting property.

(G)	   No motor vehicle shall be used or kept on the premises, except a vehicle of the
       passenger automobile variety, or a commercial vehicle not exceeding eight
       thousand five hundred (8,500) pounds (gross vehicle weight) in size, and such
       commercial vehicle shall be parked in an enclosed garage.

(H)	   The home occupation use shall not have utility services other than those required
       for normal residence use.

(I)	   There shall be no entrance or exit way specifically provided in the dwelling or on
       the premises for the conduct of the home occupation thereon.

(J)	   No customer shall be served on the premises, and no pedestrian or vehicular
       traffic shall be generated beyond that incidental to a residential use.

(K)	   No mechanical equipment, material, or other substance or object shall be used
       which is not customarily used in a residence.




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