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Cottage food operations are permitted in dwelling units pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 113758 subject to the following rules and standards:

A. The applicant for the cottage food operation permit shall be the individual who conducts the cottage food operation from his or her dwelling unit and is the owner of the cottage food operation. The permit shall not be transferable to another operator nor transferable to another site.

B. No more than one cottage food employee, as defined by Health and Safety Code Section 113758(b)(1), and not including a family member or household member of the cottage food operator, shall be permitted on the premises of the cottage food operation.

C. The cottage food operation shall be registered or permitted by the County Health Officer in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 114365. Cottage food operations shall comply with all requirements of State law.

D. The use shall be conducted within the kitchen of the subject dwelling unit except for attached rooms within the dwelling that are used exclusively for storage or bookkeeping. No greater than 25 percent of the dwelling, or 50 percent of an accessory building, may be used for the cottage food operations.

E. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the dwelling unit or premises, or other visible evidence of the conduct of such cottage food operation, with the exception of one sign not to exceed two square feet.

F. Except for home gardening use and vehicle parking, no outdoor portions of the premises shall be utilized for cottage food operation including outdoor sales and visitation.

G. No greater than one visitor’s vehicle and one nonresident employee’s vehicle shall be parked on site at any time. All on-site vehicle parking shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the County Code.

H. Direct sales of products from the site of the cottage food operation shall be conducted by prior appointment only, and shall not exceed more than 10 visitors in any single day. No customers of the cottage food operation shall be permitted to dine at the premises.

I. Direct sales and cottage food operation related deliveries shall not occur between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

J. Gross annual sales shall comply with Health and Safety Code Section 113758. (Ord. 1111, 2018)