Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation (BC Reg. 171/2002), the "Regulation", Section 3 (1) (c)
The Regulation permits a home occupation use on a legal parcel in the ALR, up to a maximum area of 100 square meters. Alternatively the Regulation provides for this use with the maximum floor area for the use established by a local government bylaw for the area in which the parcel is located. In other words, the local government bylaw requirement for the maximum floor area for home occupation use applies, where a bylaw is in place for land in the ALR. Local bylaws may also regulate hours of operation, number of employees, parking, etc.
The home occupation use must be accessory to the residential or farm use of the property. The local government bylaw may determine whether the use is confined to a dwelling, accessory building or both, or whether limited outside areas may be used. Additional local requirements that are in force must also be met.
For home occupation use in the ALR, there is no requirement that the parcel has ‘farm’ classification.
Home occupation use may be more specifically defined and regulated in a local government bylaw. For Commission purposes a home occupation use does not include the following facilities, where more than 8 persons or clients are served or accommodated at one time:
Home occupation use also does not include a restaurant or other food or beverage service facility of any size.
Home occupation — means a use that is accessory to a residential use of a property where a resident carries on a profession or occupation that is clearly incidental to that residential use and, for Commission purposes, is entirely contained within a dwelling or a building accessory to a dwelling.