What is the setback for decks and patios?

For a deck: On a lot less than 15,000 SF the rear yard setback is 10’.  On a lot greater than 15,000 SF the rear yard setback is 15’.  The side yard setbacks are equal to the setback for the home.

For a patio:  All types of patios including paver, concrete, stamped concrete, etc. have setbacks of 10’ to rear and side property lines.  A few exceptions exist in some active adult/55+ communities.  Please contact the Land Use Department if you have questions regarding this. 

Walkways must have a 5’ setback to the side property line.  If your property has less than 10’ of side yard between your house and the property line, please contact the Land Use Department to discuss alternative options to the 5’ setback.

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1. Application Requirements
2. Does a fence replacement require a permit and what standards apply to fencing?
3. Is a permit required for paver patio, concrete patio, sheds or retaining walls?
4. What is the required setback for a pool and how do I determine it?
5. What activities on residential properties require a permit?
6. What is the setback for decks and patios?
7. What activities on commercial properties require a permit?
8. What zone is my property in?
9. What uses are permitted in my zone?
10. What are the setbacks of my zone?
11. If my house is on a corner lot can I place my fence or shed in the side yard near the street?
12. What is the setback for an accessory structure (shed, pole barn)?
13. What is the setback for a retaining wall?
14. Can I run my business from my home?
15. How do I calculate impervious and building coverage?
16. Do I need a permit for tree removal?
17. Where can I find information about permitted signs on a commercial property?
18. Can I have a trailer on my property?
19. What is the cost of a permit?
20. How do I get a copy of my survey or permit documents?
21. How is height measured for sheds and other structures: