regulations on home businesses

If you are starting a home-based business, you will need to be aware of any restrictions on the operation of your business, and any licenses or permits that will be required—whether you are baking pies, washing cars, babysitting children, grooming dogs, or providing counseling services. Some of the common sources and types of these restrictions, licenses, and permits are: (1) local zoning laws—including for signs for your business; (2) restrictions from your HOA (homeowners’ association), property deed, or residential lease agreement; (3) tax permit (sales and use tax) or resale/reseller’s certificate; (4) occupational license; (5) city or county business license; and (6) health and safety permit.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes