Recognizing that the cost of starting a business can be expensive, we are a strong proponent of home based businesses in Santa Cruz County, which we call Home Occupations. There are some rules, but generally they are to ensure that your business is a good neighbor to the residents around you. The link below will take you to a list of rules from the County Planning Department.
If you have additional questions or require more information, please contact either the Planning Department or OED, but please familiarize yourself with the rules first:
Cottage Food - If you are considering starting a cottage food business under AB1616, here is some helpful information for you: