What are the construction requirements for the back yard?

You are allowed to construct a 120-square-foot accessory building with a permit. It should be placed 10 feet from the property to avoid utility lines.

  • Permits are required for any accessory building
  • If the accessory building faces an alley, it must be set back 15 feet.
  • No accessory buildings are allowed in the front or side yards.
  • Accessory buildings for any single-family residential dwelling in the RS, R-1, R-2, or R-3 zoning districts shall be limited to a maximum of two (2) total buildings, including a detached garage, of which all total accessory buildings shall not occupy more than nine (9) percent – 800 sq. ft. of the lot area. (lot area x 9% - 800sq.ft.) The maximum accessory building size shall not exceed a total square footage of 1,800 square feet. However, this regulation shall not prohibit the construction of at least one accessory building not to exceed five hundred fifty (550) square feet gross building area.

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1. What type of project requires a permit?
2. What are the construction requirements for the back yard?
3. What inspections are required for building / remodeling?
4. What are the size requirements for egress windows?
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