Sound Off: Is there a law concerning having a home business, such as a small-engine repair or lawn mower repair shop, in a residential district? We have one in our neighborhood that starts about 7 a.m. and sometimes is operating until midnight.
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this information: The city’s development code regulates home occupation standards in residential zoning districts. Any type of business that involves the repair or assembly of vehicles or equipment with internal combustion engines (such as autos, motorcycles, scooters, snow mobiles, outboard marine engines, lawn mowers, chain saws and other small engines) or of large appliances (such as washing machines, dryers and refrigerators) or any other work related to vehicles and their parts is prohibited. To report a code violation, visit www.lawrenceks.org/pds/code_violation or call (785) 832-7700.