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Starting a business out of your home can be a great way to reduce initial overhead costs. However, there are a number of rules home-based businesses may need to follow to ensure that the business does not negatively impact its neighbors.   Before considering operating a business in your home, we recommend that you review the previous section on business plan development, financial resources, and technical resources.

Questions?  Contact

Village Planner Jason Zawila in the

Community Development Department at

630-719-4750 or


A home-based occupation is any activity carried out by a resident for economic gain and conducted in the home. The following regulations pertain to home-based businesses in Woodridge:

Employees: Not more than one person other than members of the immediate family residing in the home may be employed on the premises.

Signage: No outside signage is permitted.

Home Alterations: The home may not be structurally altered so as to change its character from that of a house. Not more than 25% of the gross floor area of one story of any home may be devoted to the business. The business must be conducted completely within the home.

Outdoor Storage: No outdoor storage is permitted

Permitted Uses:  The Village has a list of permitted home businesses in the community.  Though home occupations do not require a Village business license, many are required to be licensed by the State of Illinois.  To confirm that your businesses will be allowed as a home-based business, contact the Community Development Department at 630-719-4750.