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  • Carol Stream residents may operate lawful businesses or occupations out of their homes, provided that the business can be conducted in accordance with the Village’s regulations for home occupations. Generally, businesses that will not generate adverse impacts on neighboring properties, and which present no visible indication from the exterior of the home that it is being used for anything other than a dwelling, are allowed to operate out of a home.

    The Zoning Code contains rules for home occupations to ensure that they will not diminish the character of residential neighborhoods. All home occupations must be registered with the Village. This handout provides information about the rules and regulations applicable to home occupations in Carol Stream, and describes the process for registering a home occupation with the Village. Persons interested in operating a business out of a home should consult Section 16-12-6 of the Carol Stream Zoning Code for the complete Home Occupation regulations.

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