In Single Residence zones 1-3 and in Multi-residence zones 1-4 as of right. However, in some cases larger home businesses require a Special Permit from the Board of Aldermen. For details See Section 30-8(c)(11).
See Section 30-1, Definitions under "Home business" – which lists allowed and prohibited businesses. Also see Section 30-8(c) which lists the requirements for home businesses.
Up to 30% of the ground floor area of the dwelling may be used. A larger home business requires a Special Permit.
Up to 30% of the gross floor area of the individual apartment may be used. A larger home business requires a Special Permit.
Yes, provided you do not exceed 30% of the total ground floor area, including the new construction, and meet all applicable dimensional controls.
You may submit an application for a Special Permit to the Board of Aldermen and follow the procedure established in Section 30-24.
Yes, provided the space you are using is habitable space, it may be in the basement or above the ground floor.
No, Section 30-8)c) provides for a single home business per dwelling. However, if you believe you have special circumstances, such as two very similar home businesses sharing the same space, call the Chief Zoning Code Official or the Commissioner of Inspectional Services to discuss your situation.
Yes, provided you obtain a Special Permit from the Board of Aldermen for a home office in a detached accessory building. (See Section 30-8(c)(11)(d) and 30-9(b)(6)).
For more information contact the City's Chief Zoning Code Official at 617-796-1127, or the Commissioner of Inspectional Services at 617-796-1060.