Accessory buildings include storage buildings, detached garages, gazebos, or any other structure that is not attached to the house.
Accessory buildings that exceed 120 sq. ft. require a building permit. Unless otherwise approved by a Conditional Use Permit, the maximum size of any accessory building on a residential lot serving a residential use shall be 500 square feet, or 25 percent of the size of the primary structure, whichever is less. Conditional use permits are issued by the Planning and Zoning Department.
PLANS SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
A copy of a site plan or a property survey with the lot dimensions showing the proposed location and size of the accessory structure on the property. The plans should also show the distance the structure will be from the rear and side property lines.
accessory building is located more than ninety (90) feet behind the front lot line.
2. Minimum three (3) feet from rear yard lot line.
Additional Requirements for Accessory structures on a residential lot:
building permit from the Director of Development Services or designee, which shall be reviewed based on the compatibility of the
accessory building with the primary structure and surrounding properties and the visual impact as viewed from adjacent public
right-of-ways. An illustration or fašade/elevation plan must be provided with the permit application detailing the design and
building materials for the proposed structure. ii. No accessory building or structure measuring 500 square feet or more may be erected or placed on a residential lot without prior
approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Applications shall include a site plan, a fašade/elevation plan, and such
information as is necessary to enable the Commission to review the application considering the compatibility of the accessory
building with the primary structure and surrounding properties and the visual impact as viewed from adjacent public right-of-ways.
iii. No more than one accessory structure (excluding covered patios or play structures) will be allowed on a residential lot unless
approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
An inspection will be required before any framing, electrical or plumbing is covered up, and upon completion of work
FEES AND APPLICATIONS
The permit fee for an accessory building is $30.00 per inspection. An application must be completed and submitted to the Building Inspection Department at 3901 Main St. Please contact the Building Inspection Department at (972) 412-6125 for any additional information.