Sound Off: I am planning on charging for swimming lessons in my backyard pool. Are there legal or zoning restrictions against this? And should I be concerned about additional traffic in my residential area?
This answer was provided by Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager: Teaching swim lessons at a residence is permissible as a Type B Home Occupation. Section 20-537 of the Development Code outlines several standards for this type of home occupation, including: a maximum of 10 customers or clients may visit the site in a day; customers or clients may only visit between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and the occupation may only have one nonresident employee. Type B Home Occupations must receive a permit from the Planning and Development Services Department. Part of the application process includes notification to all property owners within 200 feet of the site. The application is available at lawrenceks.org/planning/documents/form-typeBoccupation-checklist.pdf.