Home OccupationsTo facilitate economic development and foster entrepreneurship, many types of businesses can operate from a residence. The standards for home occupations are intended to seek a balance between a quiet, safe and aesthetic residential environment and the aspirations of home-based entrepreneurs. Business activities which may disturb neighbourhood peace are not permitted, and must locate in an appropriate commercial or industrial zoning district.
There are two types of approvals required before operating a business out of your home.
- A Development Permit allows business activities to be conducted from a residential property and is regulated by the Town of Wadena’s Zoning Bylaw No. 2/87.
- A Business License allows you to operate your business in the Town of Wadena and is authorized by Business License Bylaw No. 04-18.
A single application form is intended for both types of approvals.
Application Form: Home Occupation Business License
Information Sheet: Home Occupations
All businesses operating from commercial and industrial zoned properties in Wadena require a commercial business license.
Application Form: Commercial Business License
All businesses operating in Wadena that do not have a permanent Wadena business location require a non-resident business license. This category also includes farmers' markets and trade show events, which will cover all persons offering goods or merchandise for sale.
Application Form: Non-resident Business License