Q: Starting an online plant nursery business. Do I need to buy agriculturally zoned land? Or can it be a home business?
Looking to purchase either a lot or home in Kern County and am unsure if the nursery business would be designated as light agriculture or home based business. I just don't want to buy the wrong piece of land and then have to sell it for the business.
Starting an online plant nursery business can be a great opportunity, but it's important to understand the zoning and regulatory requirements before making any purchases.
In Kern County, the zoning requirements for a plant nursery business can depend on various factors, including the size of the operation, the type of plants being grown, and the location of the property. In some cases, you may be able to operate the business from your home, as a home-based business, but this will depend on the zoning regulations for your specific location.
If you plan to grow plants on your property, you may need to purchase agriculturally zoned land that is suitable for your intended use. It's important to research the zoning requirements for the specific area you are interested in and consult with local zoning officials to determine what types of businesses are allowed in the area and what regulations must be followed.
In addition to zoning requirements, you may also need to obtain any necessary licenses or permits for your business, such as a nursery license, seller's permit, or business license. These requirements can vary by location and business type, so it's important to do your research and ensure that you are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Overall, it's important to carefully consider the zoning and regulatory requirements before purchasing any land or property for your plant nursery business. Consulting with a local attorney or business advisor can also be helpful in ensuring that you are making informed decisions and taking the necessary steps to start your business legally and successfully.
A: Check the local municipality regarding zoning and speak with a local attorney with help through the process. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
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