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Definition:
Structure for the storage of equipment and supplies used in maintaining the principal building and its grounds.

Restrictions:
  • No accessory use structure shall be located in the rear setback area of any residential zoning lot that is less than fifty (50) feet wide at the rear property line.
  • If a residential zoning lot is at least fifty (50) feet wide at the rear property line, a single accessory use structure with an area of no more than one hundred (100) square feet may be located in the rear setback area.
  • If a residential zoning lot is at least one hundred (100) feet at the rear property line, up to two (2) accessory use structures may be located in the rear setback area provided the total combined area of the structures does not exceed one hundred twenty five (125) square feet.
  • No accessory use structure which is allowed to encroach into rear setback area of any residential zoning lot in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance shall be located closer than three (3) feet to the rear property line.
  • No encroaching structure shall exceed eight (8) feet in height above the existing ground at its eave line or twelve (12) feet above the existing ground at the highest point of its roof.
  • No accessory use structure shall encroach into the side setback area area.
  • No accessory use structure permitted by this section shall be constructed for the purpose of conducting commercial activities outside a permitted dwelling on a zoning lot.
  • No accessory use structure permitted by this section shall be constructed for the purpose of providing separate, self-contained living quarters outside a permitted dwelling on a zoning lot, except in ER (Estate Residential), AR (Agricultural Reserve), and R43 (Residential 43,000 s.f. lot) zoning districts. Self-contained living quarters are considered as a minimum to include kitchen facilities, a bath, and a bedroom area.
  • For purposes of interpreting and administering paragraphs above, accessory uses cannot be attached to and made part of a permitted dwelling by extended hallways or breezeways; rather, in order to qualify for use as an area of a home occupation or for living quarters, the space must be within and be an integral part of a permitted dwelling.

Standard:
The color scheme of an accessory use structure shall blend with the colors of the primary structure on the same zoning lot, or shall be earth tones.

No accessory use structure intended to store flammable materials shall be located closer than twenty (20) feet to the primary or accessory structure.

Permit Requirements:
A building permit shall be required for the construction of any accessory building. As a part of the permitting process, the Building Official shall review the plans submitted, issue permits, inspect the installation and in general, secure compliance with the requirements of this article.

The information contained herein is not all inclusive. For further information, contact: the Building Department, (770) 487-8901