3.3 Permitted Accessory Buildings, Structures & Uses

3.3.A Provisions

  • No accessory building or structure shall be built on any lot on which there is not a principal building.
  • Accessory buildings or structures in all residential districts shall be subject to the following:
    • No accessory building or structures shall be permitted in any front yard or any required side yard setback.
    • All accessory buildings and structures shall be located at least 6 feet from any principal building situated on the same lot.
    • Accessory buildings, structures, or uses in any rear yard shall not be closer than 4 feet from any side or rear property line.
    • The total of all accessory buildings and structures shall not occupy more than 40% of the required rear yard setback wherein they are located.
    • No free-standing accessory building or structure shall exceed 15 feet in height, unless otherwise permitted by these Regulations.

3.3.B No Permit Required

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1.      Accessory uses that are customary, subordinate, and incidental to a principal use permitted by Section 3.2.A or Section 3.2.B.RRRRR
2.      The keeping of domesticated animals as pets but not an animal hospital.RRRRR
3.      The keeping of horses or similar livestock animals with one such animal permitted per three acres of land.RRRR
4.      Home office when conducted in accordance with Section 6.3.RRRRR
5.      Family day care home.RRRRR
6.      Retaining walls less than three feet (3’) in height.RRRRR
7.      Other fences or walls not over 7 feet in height (yard setbacks shall not apply but shall comply with corner visibility requirements).RRRRR
8.      Sale of alcoholic beverages when accessory to an approved club, lodge or association.R



9.      Special events when accessory to an authorized club, lodge or association provided that any state or local permits are obtained.RRRR

3.3.C        Zoning / Building Permit Required (Staff)

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1.      Accessory structures that are customary, subordinate, and incidental to a principal use permitted by Section 3.2.A, Section 3.2.B, Section 3.2.C, or Section 3.2.D.RRRRR
2.      Private garages for up to three motor vehicles.RRRR
3.      Tool shed, garden house, playhouse, tennis court, or swimming pool.RRRR
4.      Tennis court fencesRRRRR
5.      Minor home occupations when conducted in accordance with Section 6.3.RRRRR
6.      Retaining walls three feet (3’) or more in height.RRRRR

3.3.D       Site Plan Approval Required (Commission)


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1.      Group daycare homes to subject to the requirements of Section 6.4.


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3.3.E        Special Permit Approval and Site Plan Approval Required (Commission)

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1.      Major home occupations or any home-based business not conducted in accordance with Section 6.3.RRRRR
2.      Bed and breakfast establishments, subject to the requirements of Section 6.5 of these Regulations.RRRRR
3.      Private garages for more four or more motor vehicles.RRRRR
4.      Fences or free-standing walls over 6 feet in height which do not meet yard setback or corner visibility requirements.RRRRR
5.      The keeping of horses or similar livestock animals on a parcel with less than three acres of land per animal.RRRR
6.      Buildings, structures and uses accessory to multi-family residential use including but not limited to a laundry center, community meeting room, resident mail room.



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