Home-based businesses are an important part of the City’s economy. Certain types of home occupations are permitted in the City of Lino Lakes without any City approvals. These generally include types of businesses that do not bring customers to the residence or involve internal or external modifications to that are not customarily found in residences. Other types of home occupations require a home occupational permit, which is granted by the City. These types of home occupations may involve internal alterations to the residence or a customer or outside employee arriving at the residence. Certain types of home occupations are prohibited, including motor vehicle repair, commercial food preparation, and firearm related businesses.