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Home Based Business

Home Based Business To facilitate the development of home based businesses and update land use bylaws to reflect current trends in the RDN, the Regional Board adopted Bylaw No. 500.270, which addresses home based business operations within the RDN. These regulations apply to all home based businesses located in Electoral Areas A, C, E, G and H. They do not apply to home based businesses located on Gabriola Island, the Coombs-Errington Area, or within the member municipalities of Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

A Home Based Business Registry has been established to increase awareness of applicable regulations and to promote economic development and tourism related business within the RDN. Registration is mandatory for all home based businesses affected by these regulations; however, all HBB businesses within the RDN do have an opportunity to be listed with the Business Registry.
The following information is provided to assist you in registering your home based business and finding other home based businesses within the Regional District.