Types of Structures

Accessory Building

Accessory buildings are permitted in any residential, commercial, or agricultural district. The structure may be placed in any rear yard at least 5 feet from the side and rear lot lines and not within any utility easements, and shall not exceed 1-1/2 stories or 14 feet in height. In order for a structure to be classified as an accessory building it must be at least 5 feet from any permanent structure.

Swimming Pools

Above-ground, in-ground, or inflatable; any pool containing or capable of containing water to a depth at any point greater than 2 feet may not be within 10 feet of the property line. Such distance shall be measured from the water line of the pool. The swimming pool, or the entire property on which it is located, must be walled or fenced. The fence or wall must be at least 5 feet in height.

Detached Garage

Detached garages must be at least 5 feet from any permanent structure. The structure shall not exceed 1-1/2 stories or 14 feet in height and is permitted in any rear yard if not within 5 feet of the side and rear lot lines or not within any utility easements.

Carports

Carports may extend into any side yard up to 3 feet from the side lot line and into any rear yard up to 10 feet from the rear lot line.

Patio and porch overs

A rear or side patio cover may project into a yard up to 16 feet from the foundation of a building but may come no closer than 5 feet to the property line.

A front porch cover may be constructed no closer than 19 feet to the established or future right-of-way. This is typically the rear of the sidewalk if a sidewalk exists.

Patio and porch covers must be open on 3 sides.

Rear Patio Enclosures

Rear patio enclosures (must be 50% glass and screen) shall not project into the rear yard more than 16 feet from the building line and must meet the minimum side yard width requirements in the applicable zoning district.

Remodeling

All remodeling (structural alteration of exterior walls) requires a zoning certificate.

Room Addition

Room additions are considered as part of the principle structure and must meet the minimum area standards and setbacks for the applicable Zoning district.