Can I have a storage shed or garage that is not attached to my house on my property?

Yes, with certain conditions. The Zoning Ordinance (PDF) defines these types of buildings or structures as accessory structures. In most residentially zoned districts, accessory structures can be located in the rear or side yard of your property as close as 3 feet to the rear and/or side property lines. In most residential districts, these structures may have a maximum height of 14 feet. Section 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance (PDF) contains more information about the size and setbacks for accessory structures.

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1. What is zoning?
2. How can I verify the land use and/or zoning of my property?
3. I received a Notice of Public Hearing in the mail. What does this mean?
4. What can I do in my zoning district?
5. Where can I find information on the setbacks, maximum lot coverage, minimum roadway frontage, height or density allowed on my property?
6. Where can I find a copy of the Zoning Ordinance?
7. I am considering rezoning, or changing the use of my property. What do I need to do?
8. Where can I find applications online? Can they also be downloaded and turned in online?
9. How long does the development review process take?
10. May I have a home-based business?
11. May I operate a daycare for children in my home?
12. Where can I build a fence on my residential property?
13. Can I have a storage shed or garage that is not attached to my house on my property?
14. Can I split (subdivide) my land?
15. Is a garage apartment allowed?
16. Where can I park my boat or RV?
17. Does my pool or other accessory structure have to meet the same setbacks as my house?
18. How do I register a complaint about a troublesome neighbor or nuisance property in my neighborhood?