There are a few extra rules that try to keep the “home” in “home based business.” Is your business online? Do you have in-person customers, but see less than eight per day? A home occupation certificate may fit your needs. It will allow you to operate a business within your home whether you live in a house, townhouse, apartment, or accessory dwelling unit. View the Home Occupation Certificate and Appendices for details. For a full list of home occupation standards, please see EMC 18.100.070 and EMC 18.100.080.