What are the setbacks for an accessory building?
In the Rural Preservation or Agricultural Preservation districts the setbacks are:
- From principal structure (house): 10 feet
- From other accessory structure: 6 feet
- Front yard: Same as the front setback for a principal structure as shown in Article XII of the zoning ordinance
- Side yard and rear yard: At least 5 feet from property line

In other zoning districts the setbacks are the same except the accessory structure cannot be located within the front yard. For example, if the house is located 65 feet from the front property line, the accessory structure must be at least that distance from the front property line.

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1. When is a building/zoning permit required?
2. What is the minimum amount of acreage required to construct a single family dwelling?
3. What is a certified house location survey and when is it required?
4. May I have more than 1 dwelling on my property?
5. What are setbacks and how do I determine what the required setbacks are for my property?
6. What is an accessory building/structure?
7. May I construct an accessory building/structure before I build my house?
8. What are the setbacks for an accessory building?
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10. What is a Rezoning?
11. What is a Use permit?
12. What is a Zoning Text Amendment?
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14. What is the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)?
15. What is a Variance?
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