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Old 01-21-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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I have been looking for a home area that I can have a home based business (retail sign making) and it seems that wake county has put a stop to that and only rezoning properties for big business. Has anyone else seen that or am I just not talking to the right person in the zoning departments. Checked with Knightdale, Wendell and Garner.
Starting to think maby I should open a storage place and see if they say ok.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:23 AM
 
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I have been looking for a home area that I can have a home based business (retail sign making) and it seems that wake county has put a stop to that and only rezoning properties for big business. Has anyone else seen that or am I just not talking to the right person in the zoning departments. Checked with Knightdale, Wendell and Garner.
Starting to think maby I should open a storage place and see if they say ok.
How big of an operation do you plan to have? Will you have customers or suppliers coming and going all the time, making lots of noise, etc? If what you're planning to do won't have any noticeable effect on the neighborhood in terms of noise or traffic, just carry on with your business and don't give a thought to Wake County.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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How big of an operation do you plan to have? Will you have customers or suppliers coming and going all the time, making lots of noise, etc? If what you're planning to do won't have any noticeable effect on the neighborhood in terms of noise or traffic, just carry on with your business and don't give a thought to Wake County.
I agree. I run a business that doesn't have customers coming to my house and it works out fine. Deliveries are in bulk and kept to a minimum so that isn't a problem with the neighbors either.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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I concur with StoneOne and mike052082 - I do the same thing, although I do have a legitimate business license and county permission, but no visitors, so they don't care.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Basically I am downsizing from a reg retail location (Health reasons). As for traffic im guessing 2-4 cars a week at max. Where im worried is if I get work trucks that want lettering put on the doors or on the side of a box turck. Where my other snag runs in is I restore collector cars as a hobby (to keep my sanity) Last thing I need to an inspector comming by seeing one of those and saying im running a repair shop out of the garage if im helping a friend out messing with something on there car.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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What kind of inspector would be coming to your home? I would say to have a location where you can do the install on from someone else in their warehouse. Other than that you would have to turn down the big vehicles. I wouldn't see a box truck a problem as it should be a fast one two day install. If I had a neighbor working on an 18 wheeler though, I would be complaining.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:59 AM
 
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I just know my luck. Get into a place and the one time i get a large job a neighbor will be having something inspected and they will look over and see me lol
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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What do you mean by getting something inspected?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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Basically I am downsizing from a reg retail location (Health reasons). As for traffic im guessing 2-4 cars a week at max. Where im worried is if I get work trucks that want lettering put on the doors or on the side of a box turck. Where my other snag runs in is I restore collector cars as a hobby (to keep my sanity) Last thing I need to an inspector comming by seeing one of those and saying im running a repair shop out of the garage if im helping a friend out messing with something on there car.
You are more than allowed to work on cars in your garage (HOA permitting). Guy down the street from me has a beautiful 70's something Corvette hangar queen that he works on all the time.
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