Home Occupation Licenses

Certain types of businesses may be allowed to operate from the home as an accessory use that must remain secondary to the primary residential use of the dwelling. The business must not change the appearance of the home or be visible from the street, it must not generate traffic, parking, sewerage or water use in excess of what would be normal in the residential neighborhood.

Where child care is operated as a home occupation, the limit is six (6) children at any one time, to include the resident’s own children under the age of 12. (The care of more than 6 children is considered a commercial day care center.) The home occupation can have no other employees other than family members on the premises.

The State of Kansas and the City of Leawood each have separate regulations that apply to home day care businesses. To find out how to become registered or licensed with the State, contact the Johnson Country Public Health Department at (913) 791-1580.

The fee for the Home Based Business is $30.00, commencing on the first day of July and expiring on the 30th of June in each year, and must be renewed each year thereafter.

Home Occupation License Application