Originally Posted by sew4children
FYI - the law is statewide. What differs from county to county is the restrictions on what the kitchen has to include. Some require a grease trap no matter what you do, others require certain wiring, it just all depends. Nowhere in the state is it allowed to exist in your home kitchen.
BTW - We are friends with the Commissioner in our county and he told me that the state is going to get stricter in the next couple of years.
Technically a separate kitchen would not be considered your home kitchen...
When I was IN CHATHAM COUNTY, I was told that there had to be a solid wall between the home and the 'business' and it had to have its' own entry way and that even though that was the state's terms, county/local laws ultimately determined if they would allow it.
It wasn't like, if the state said no, the county could still say yes and it'd be okay. It was more like these are the states rules...yes, if you follow all these, but the county could still say no go, and further still, the city could say no even though the state and the county said yes....and to make it a little more difficult...depending on where you reside within the city, the freakin' HOA could shut you down even though the state, county, and city gave you the go ahead.
Sooooooooo...I would start at state level...get a green light...check with county...get a green light...check with city....get a green light...check your subdivision's bylaws(or whatever they call 'em)...