Starting a Rural Home-Based Business

A home-based business is excellent opportunity for rural homeowners to use their property for an income-producing enterprise. 

However, prospective business operators should know that virtually all business uses conducted from residential properties in Scott County’s eleven townships (or unincorporated area) will require some form of a use permit issued by Scott County. There are some standards and limitations in place to ensure that the business uses and other surrounding residential uses remain compatible with each other.

Information & Basic Guidelines: Rural home based business information (PDF)

For further information: See Chapter 8 of Zoning Ordinance No. 3 (PDF)