Accessory Structures

Accessory structures are usually detached, incidental, subordinate buildings to the primary legally permitted main use or building on the same lot or parcel.  Residential and commercial accessory structures are treated differently than those used for agricultural purposes that are considered part of the primary farming activity. Zoning Ordinance Definitions, Article 68

When is a Building Permit is required?

Any structure over 12 feet in height or larger than 120 square feet requires a building permit. (building permit pdf).  Accessory structures, including sheds, that are less than 12 feet in height and less than 120 square feet require a Zoning Clearance.  For more information concerning setbacks and height requirements please review your Zoning Code (click to link).

Setback exceptions for detached accessory structures and buildings:

(Article 42). Refer to your Zoning Code for other setback and height requirements.

Setbacks exceptions for garages and carports:

(Article 42). Refer to your Zoning Code for other setback and height requirements.

Agricultural Exempt Structures

(ag.exempt app.pdf)