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Accessory Structure

General Accessory Structures (Zoning Ordinance - Section 6.010)

  • No more than three (3) accessory structures are permitted per lot.
  • Setbacks - Properties zoned R-4, the side and rear setback is five (5) feet.  All other residentially zoned properties have side and rear setbacks of six (6) feet.
  • Separation Distance - if the accessory structure is outside the principal building setbacks, the accessory structure must be setback a minimum of ten (10) feet from the house.
  • Accessory structures may not exceed twenty-three (23) feet to the highest point.
  • The combined size of all accessory structures cannot be larger than one thousand (1,000) square feet or the size of the primary structure (house), whichever is less.  
  • Most accessory structures count toward building coverage (maximum 32% of lot area).
  • Accessory structures cannot be located within an easement.

Detached Garages:

  • Driveways must be a minimum of ten (10) feet wide and cannot exceed twenty-five (25) feet in width at the property line.
  • Detached garages that are 500 square feet or less in area do not count toward building coverage if the lot is 60 feet wide or less.
  • Dwelling units are prohibited above any detached garage.

Sheds:

  • Sheds less than 100 square feet may not require a building permit provided:
    • The height of the shed does not exceed ten (10) feet.
    • If there is a slab, grading or excavation work associated with the construction of  the shed, a stormwater permit may be required.
    • The Village requires consulting with Community Development staff on the placement of the shed before construction.

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