Home Based Business Review

What’s happening?

The City is currently reviewing the home occupation regulations. If you operate a home based business, are planning to start a new home based business or are an interested resident, we want your input!


As an outcome of the Commercial & Industrial Strategy (2014) Council directed staff to review regulations for home occupation. The Implementation Plan for the Strategy included a recommendation to expand permitted uses for home based business with an aim to promote the City as “home based business friendly”. The intent was to look at ways to expand permitted uses and improve regulations to better support home occupation, yet maintain a balance with the neighbourhoods of which home businesses are located.

An initial review of the regulations was conducted in the Fall of 2015. The outcome of this review will include a summary of community input and proposed regulatory changes.

Tell us what you think!

The City is seeking input from Maple Ridge residents with Home Occupation Licenses, those considering a new Home Occupation, and other interested residents.