Can I have a home occupation?

Yes. Home Occupations are permitted in conjunction with a City of Dublin Business License provided that the business is compatible with, and does not change the character of the surrounding residential area. The business must not generate more traffic, noise, odors, visual impact, or storage of materials than would normally be expected in a Residential district. For more information as to what type of Home Occupations are allowed, please refer to Zoning Ordinance Section 8.64.040 or contact the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610.

Home Occupation Regulations Brochure

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1. Which City Ordinances apply to property use and maintenance?
2. Who do I call when I feel someone is in violation of the Ordinance?
3. How tall can a fence, wall, or hedge be on my residential property?
4. Can I build a fence higher than six feet?
5. What is a traffic visibility area?
6. What types of fences are prohibited?
7. What are the property line setbacks for an accessory structure?
8. Does an accessory structure require a building permit?
9. Can I keep my inoperable vehicle in my driveway?
10. Can I park a vehicle registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles as non-operational in public view?
11. Where can I park my recreational vehicle (RV)?
12. Can I repair vehicles in my driveway?
13. Can I have a home occupation?
14. Do I need a business license even if my business is not located in Dublin? How do I get one?
15. Can I park my company vehicle in a residential district?
16. Can I park my commercial vehicle in a residential district?
17. Where can I store my Amador Valley Industries (AVI) solid waste containers?
18. Does the City have a Heritage Tree Ordinance?
19. How can I obtain a tree removal permit application?
20. Can I have a garage / yard sale?
21. How many dogs / cats can I have?
22. Can I have an auto shade structure in my driveway?
23. What is a Code Violation?
24. What can I do about the tree branch hanging over my neighbor's fence?
25. As a Business Owner in Dublin, do I need a special permit to display promotional advertisement such as a sign or balloon?
26. Can I raise chickens or other livestock in my backyard?
27. Who do I call when I feel someone is in violation of the Ordinance?
28. Who do I contact if I have observed Graffiti in my neighborhood?
29. Is my report of a violation anonymous?
30. What common types of violations are enforced?
31. How do I report a Code violation?
32. How is Code compliance achieved?