To help people better understand their new home-occupation rules, Douglas County commissioners have set up two informational meetings.
The first meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lecompton Community Building, 333 Elmore. The second meeting will be 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin Public Library, 800 Seventh St.
At the meetings, county officials will answer questions about the three types of rural businesses: those conducted entirely within the home, including architects, insurance agents and hair stylists; those conducted within the home or an accessory building, including farm equipment maintenance shops and welding and machine shops; and businesses that have more than four employees and/or a building that exceeds 3,600 square feet or that do not meet other requirements.
Businesses in the first two categories must register with the county's zoning and codes office by Dec. 31; other businesses must register by May 1.