Home-Based Businesses

Your home-based business requires a business licence and must follow regulations on the home business fact sheet. There are two types of home-based businesses in Kitimat and unique rules apply to each.

Zoning maps are found on this page.

Home Business Address (HBA)

An HBA business allows a business operator to oversee a trade, business, profession, or other occupation by using their house address as the business address. Business-related communication is limited to mail, phone, or online. Clients, employees, and suppliers are not to visit the site of a HBA business. Goods associated with the business (total area up to 25 square meters) may be stored at the address.

HBA businesses are permitted in all residential (R) and greenbelt (G) zones which allow residential development.

Home Occupation (HO)

An HO business is limited to display and sale of goods or personnal services produced in the home.

HO businesses are permitted in all residential (R) and greenbelt (G) zones which allow residential development, except for the R1-A and R5-A zones. Those who wish to operate an HO business in the R1-A zone may do so if a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) is granted by Council.

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