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What is an accessory building?

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:

  • Arbors
  • Cabanas
  • Gazebos
  • Outdoor kitchens and/or recreational fire enclosures
  • Patio covers
  • Structures/sheds, or the like
  • Trellis

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.

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1. What is an accessory building?
2. Where can I build an accessory building?
3. Is there a minimum separation requirement between the main structure and an accessory building?
4. What is the minimum side and rear yard setback requirement for detached accessory buildings?
5. Can an accessory building be constructed in a utility easement?
6. Can a concrete patio/flatwork extend into the rear yard setback requirement?
7. Is accessory building construction required to comply with the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance if the Homeowner's Association / Property Owner's Association approved the construction?
8. Are any of these frequently asked questions available in a document?
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