What is an accessory building/structure?
An accessory building/structure may be any of the following:
- Barn
- Carport
- Detached garage
- In-ground or above ground pool, or similar structures not intended to provide living quarters
- Storage building/shed (metal, prefab, stick-built)

Note: The following cannot be used as an accessory building/structure:
- Camper
- Mobile/manufactured home
- Recreational vehicle
- Semi-trailer
- Shipping container
- Vehicle or portions of a vehicle

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34. What is required on a (non-surveyed) plat plan for a building/zoning permit?
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37. What is an accessory building/structure?
38. May I construct an accessory building/structure before I build my house?
39. Is there a height limit for my accessory building/structure?
40. What is the maximum size for an accessory building/structure?
41. May I place an accessory building/structure in my front yard?
42. What is the setback for an accessory building/structure?
43. What is the setback for an accessory building/structure on a double frontage lot (a road frontage on the front and rear)?
44. Do I need a building/zoning permit for an accessory structure, which is less than 150 square feet?
45. Is a building/zoning permit required for a fence/wall?
46. What is the setback for a fence/wall?
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48. What is the maximum permitted size and height of a sign?