Here’s is story about a woman who invested money in a home-based business only to find out the county zoning ordinance would not allow her business to operate in home. And in this case, the woman had relied on county licensing people to tell her of any zoning issues. She was surprised, after she received her licensing paperwork, that her business would not be allowed.
It is important to check local zoning ordinances prior to launching or investing in a home-based business. Technically, the licensing clerks should know about zoning ordinances, but this shows that maybe you should not count on that. Contacting someone at the county zoning authority directly should be an item on your home-business planning to do list and it should be done early on.