Am I permitted to have a home occupation in Miami Township?
If you feel that you can meet all 10 standards, then you would be permitted to have a home occupation.

Please read the ordinance below:
Home Occupations
Miami Township Zoning Resolution
Article 2, Section 208.02

The following are the general rules to follow if you plan to operate a home business. Your home occupation must be in compliance with all of the following regulations. A home occupation shall be an occupation carried on only within a dwelling unit by members of the family residing therein and provided:
• Said occupation does not require state or local inspection
• There shall be no internal or external alteration of the structure, when such alteration would be necessitated by such occupation
• The occupation shall not occupy more than 200 square feet of floor area within the dwelling unit
• Said occupation shall not require the use of any accessory building or yard
• No wholesale or retail trade is permitted on the premises
• Physical inventories for wholesale or retail trade shall not be maintained
• The occupation shall not generate any additional pedestrian or vehicular traffic other than that normal to a residential us
• No commodities shall be sold on the premises
• The only mechanical equipment installed or used is that which is normally used for domestic or household purposes
• No identification of the home occupation shall be permitted on the premises

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1. When do I need to get a permit?
2. Can I build a shed without a permit?
3. Do all signage require a permit? What kinds of signs are not allowed?
4. If I want to support a cause, can I put a sign in my yard?
5. What about the violations of the sign standards I see all over the township?
6. Must I have a street number on my house or building?
7. How many cars can I own and park at my residence?
8. What about a semi-trailer truck and trailers?
9. Can I have a motor home and boat on my property?
10. Where should my trash cans be located?
11. Can I store firewood on my property?
12. Can I have pigs, chickens, or other livestock on a residential property?
13. Am I permitted to have a home occupation in Miami Township?
14. Does the Township prioritize complaints? I don’t feel like mine get answered.
15. How can I contact you when I have questions?