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In a single-family residential district, an accessory building is a subordinate building exceeding one hundred twenty (120) square feet of floor area, attached to or detached from the main building, without separate bath or kitchen facilities, not used for commercial purposes and not rented. Accessory structures/buildings include but are not limited to:
In other districts, an accessory building is a subordinate building, the use of which is incidental to and used only in conjunction with the main building.
Yes, detached structures are required to have a minimum separation requirement of 15 feet from the main building.
In addition to the 15 feet separation requirement from the main building, detached accessory structures/buildings located in the rear portion of a lot shall not be located closer than 15 feet to the main building nor any nearer than five feet to any side or rear lot line.
No, an accessory building may not be built within a utility easement.
Yes, construction that does not exceed 30 inches above the average elevation of the graded rear yard is allowed to extend into the rear yard requirement.
Yes, construction must comply with all applicable City ordinance and regulations. In all cases, the more restrictive requirement will prevail. In addition, no ordinance or regulation adopted by the City shall lessen the requirement set forth by the Homeowner’s Association (HOA) or Property Owner’s Association (POA).
Yes. Access the Accessory Building and Outbuilding Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).