Bellefonte Borough Zoning Ordinance, Adopted November 19, 2007 Page 68
Sale of goods. Occasional sale of tangible goods produced on the premises is permitted,
provided that the number of customers coming to the premises to inspect or purchase
such goods does not average more than ten (10) per week. Such tangible goods shall
be limited to articles produced solely on the premises, such as works of art, sculptures,
or products of a hobby(such as, but not limited to, ceramics, model trains, and so forth).
Client, patient, or customer visit. No business of any type shall be conducted as a home
occupation that involves more than an average of ten (10) visits per week to the
premises by clients, customers, or patients.
Traffic. Home occupations shall not create additional traffic patterns or parking problems
for neighbors by conducting a business that requires more than one street-parking space
more than what the home would need if the occupants did not engage in a home
Parking. No more than two additional off-street parking spaces may be created on the
premises for home occupations. Such additional parking spaces shall be located behind
the dwelling unit and effectively screened from view by neighbors, and shall be
approachable via existing driveways. Paving of front or side-yard setbacks to provide for
additional parking spaces for home occupations shall be considered obtrusive and
damaging to the character of the neighborhood, and is not permitted.
Noise, fumes, and so forth. No home occupation shall create noise, fumes, smells,
vibrations, or other effects that are heard, observed, smelled, or felt beyond the property
Guide. In general, all home occupations are permitted that meet the above performance
standards. As a guide or help, the following is a partial list of uses that are generally
permitted or not permitted as home occupations:
Examples of uses generally permitted as home occupations:
a. Domestic service, such as baby-sitting (with no more than five (5) children
who are not regular members of the household). See supplemental
regulations for day care facilities.
b. Occasional personal service, including hairstyling but excluding beauty salon
c. Professional offices requiring infrequent client visits, such as architecture or
very specialized or otherwise limited practice of law, engineering, or
d. Teaching and tutoring.