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CITY OF SOCORRO
P.O. Box K
Socorro, NM 87801
PHONE: 575-835-0240
FAX: 575-838-4027
Home Occupation Permit
12-5-3 Home Occupation Permit
A home occupation permit is required for the conduct of trade, service, or
manufacturing with a dwelling unit in a residential zone. Allowable uses and
restrictions for a Home Occupation Permits are used in the definition for Home
Occupation included in Article 16. Home occupation permits may be authorized
by the Commission.
A. PROVISIONS FOR HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT: Home occupations
permits shall not be granted in such cases where they would adversely
affect adjoining properties, impair established property values,
unreasonable increase vehicle traffic flow, or endanger public safety.
B. FEE: An application fee of fifty follars ($50.00) must accompany each
application.
Home Occupation: Any occupation or profession carried on by a member of a
family residing on the premises, in connection with their used no sign other than
on (1) non-illuminated name plate attached to the building entrance which is not
more than two square feet (2sq. ft.) in area provided, that no commodity is sold
upon the premises, except that which is prepared upon the premises: provided
that no mechanical equipment is installed or used except such that is normally
used for domestic or household purposes. A home occupation shall be required
to obtain an annual occupation license for the City of Socorro. The use of the
dwelling unit for the home occupation shall clearly be incidental and subordinate
to its use for residential purposes and not more than fifteen percent (15%) of the
floor area, not to exceed five hundred (500) square feet, shall be used in the
conduct of home business.
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HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT APPLICATION FORM
(PLEASE PRINT)
APPLICANT’S NAME:
BUSINESS NAME:
ADDRESS OF PROPOSED BUSINESS:
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY:
___________________________________________________________________
PLEASE CHECK YES OR NO
1. Have your neighbors been contacted? Yes No
2. Will there be any extra storage required? Yes No
3. Does the intended use pass fire safety code? Yes No
4. Will the business activity be the most important
(Primary) use of the property? Yes No
5. Will anyone other than people living a the
residence be working at the business on the
property? Yes No
6. Will there be stock in trade (merchandise) sold,
displayed or manufactured on the premises? Yes No
If yes describe the activity:
7. Will your business activity at the above address
be conducted outside in the yard or open court-
yard? Yes No
8. Will an area equal to more than 35% of the floor
area of the dwelling unit be used to conduct the
business? Yes No
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9. Will there be external (outside) evidence of the
business activity, such as commerical vehicles,
storage, noise, dust, odors, noxious fumes or
nuisance emitted from the premises? Yes No
10. Will the business activity generate additional traffic? Yes No
11. Is your business activity related to health car (such
as physical or other medical occupations, nursing homes,
therapy, etc.) or is your business a family day car home
or group training home? Yes No
12. Will any sign on the property relating to the business
has any of the following: Sign area of over 144 square
inches(one square foot)? Yes No
will ther be more than one sign per dwelling? Yes No
13. Are you the property owner? Yes No
If no, who is the landlord?
Has the landlord been contacted?
APPLICANT MUST BE PRESENT AT THE NEXT PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION MEETING.
In considering all request, the Commission shall review applicabe plans to
determine whether the request will be: Yes No
1. Impair and adequate suply of light and air to adjacent
property. Yes No
2. Unreasonably increase the traffic in public streets. Yes No
3. Increase the danger of fire or endanger the public
safety. Yes No
4. Deter the orderly and phased growth and development
of the community. Yes No
5. Unreasonably impair established property values
within the surrounding area. Yes No
6. In any other respect impair the public health, safety
or general welfare of the City. Yes No
7. Constitute a spot zone and therefore adversely affect
adjacent property values. Yes No
8. Maintain the characteristics of an established and
stable neighborhood. Yes No
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Applicant’s Signature Telephone Number Date
(For Official Use Only)
Date
Approved Not Approved By:
Reason:
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signature
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