The map below is the result of Dunwoody research including Open Records requests with city government, researching local websites, LLC listings, and business directories. Every subdivision in Dunwoody has several home-based businesses in all housing types: condos, apartments, townhomes, and single-family residences of all zoning designations.
Update to business locations is in progress as of 9/20/2018. Correlation with code compliance is pending an ORR with city hall.
List of Dunwoody business licenses was generated on December 12, 2016 and contains all licenses recorded from January 1 until that date.
List of code enforcement violations contains all reports made through the end of February 2017. The original request included all known records generated by Dunwoody's municipal government. The earliest records that were provided to me began in June 2012.
Light Green: home businesses holding an occupational tax certificate issued by the City of Dunwoody indicating that this is the physical address for a business. These were documented on a list as a result of an Open Records Request on December 12, 2016. These addresses have received no code enforcement complaints according to regular ORRs. Many of these are known or reported to receive customers and employees on-site. (569)
Dark Green: home businesses documented via business directories, LLC or incorporation registrations etc, but were not on the city license list. These properties also have a record of no code enforcement complaints. (519) Updated 4/11/2017
Lavender: home businesses that have been awarded a SLUP for customer contact (2) These properties also have a record of no code enforcement complaints.
Yellow: home businesses that have had complaints filed against them with Code Enforcement, but were not officially confirmed. (6)
Red: home businesses that have documented code violations and/or nuisance activity by Code Enforcement (0 - no outstanding nuisances as of 9/20/2018)
Dusty Red: home businesses that have documented code violations in the past that have been permanently resolved. (4)
Orange: households not recorded above on any list but were cited for operating a business without a license, with no other nuisance activity noted. (5)
LIGHT BLUE: households that did host a home business at one time but is no longer present. The business may have closed, the owner moved out or retired, or the business may have migrated out of town or to a brick-and-mortar space. These businesses have not received any code enforcement complaints.
Sage: households that applied for and received a permit for tutors to receive students. (1)
Total former home business locations: 660
Total number of Dunwoody households (per 2010 federal census) 15,888
Total number of home businesses (past and present) documented in Dunwoody as of April 2017: 1748
Percentage of households hosting at least one home business at some time since 2008: 11%
Percentage of 2016 Dunwoody business licenses issued to a home address: 26% (Up from 25% when this project began in 2014, up from 20% in 2011 when the first SLUP was filed and interest in justification for home business legislation began)
Percentage of known home businesses with documented "nuisance" activity (other than merely operating without a license) at any time since 2008: 0.2%
Comments and email are open. Have an update for the list above? Pass it on. Please note that claims of "nuisance" or other violations will only be updated in the map if they are confirmed by Dunwoody Community Development.