CFO's may be subject to various local requirements. CFO operators need to consult their local planning department to learn requirements and permits required.
A city, county, or city and county shall not prohibit a CFO in any residential dwellings but shall do one of the following:
a) Classify a CFO as a permitted use of residential property for zoning purposes.
b) Grant a nondiscretionary permit to use a residence as CFO that complies with local ordinances.
c) Require any CFO to apply for a permit to use a residence for its operation.
Therefore, CFOs may be subject to various local requirements, such as:
Planning and zoning: All CFOs need to obtain approval from their local planning department. AB 616 gives planning departments several options to consider; therefore, planning department requirements may vary between jurisdictions.
Environmental Health: “Class A” CFOs must register with the local enforcement agency and submit a completed “self-certification checklist” approved by the local environmental health agency. “Class B” CFOs must obtain a permit from the local environmental health agency.
Other requirements: Check on other state or local requirements that may be applicable, such as a business license, provision of parking spaces for customers.