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RU-1Z– Zero Lot Line Development Single Family

This zoning district allows single family residences and every customary use associated with it, including sheds, swimming pools, carports, gazebos, etc.

RU-1Z - Diagram

Article XIVA. RU-1Z, Zero Lot Line Development Single-Family Residential District

What is Zoning? Zoning controls the use and development of land and buildings for the health, welfare and safety of the community.

What is Setback? A setback is the required minimum horizontal distance between the front, sides, and rear of the lot to the building.                 

What is Lot Coverage? It is the percentage of the overall area of the site that the building occupies (building area under roof at ground level/total lot area = lot coverage percentage).

Does my shed have to comply with any regulations? Yes, all structures must comply with setback requirements and sheds must meet accessory use setbacks and rear lot coverage requirements.

Can I operate a business out of my home? A home office is permitted as an ancillary use to a residential use subject to limitations.

Can I park a boat in front of my house? A recreation vehicle? Yes, you can park a boat but not a recreational vehicle.  A boat may be parked temporarily for 2 hours, but not in the public right-of-way. However, you can store either or both on your lot as provided in Section 33-20.

What is an Easement? An easement grants access to private property for utility installation and maintenance.  No structure, fence or tree may be placed in an easement without the written consent of all utility companies that have the right to access an easement.  Your survey will show all easements that are located on your property.

Maximum Lot Coverage

Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed 50% of net lot area.

Principal Building Setbacks

  • Front   20’ for 50% of lot width;
  •           10’ balance       
  • Rear    10’ for 1 story unit
  •           15’ for 2 story unit
  • Interior side  0’ or 10’
  • Side street    15’              

Accessory Use Setbacks (utility sheds, gazebos, etc.)

  • Front     35’         
  • Interior side       5’
  • Rear       5’           
  •  Side street       15’
  • Between buildings          10’

Swimming Pool Setbacks

  • Front     35’         
  • Interior side       5’
  • Rear       5’           
  • Side street          15’
  • Spacing from building     2’*

Screen Enclosure Setbacks

  • Front     20’         
  • Interior side       4’
  • Rear       5’           
  • Side street          10’
  • ZLL side                0’

Fences, Walls and Hedges

Maximum height permitted        6’**

* Swimming pools constructed closer than 5 feet to any building foundation require special design.

** In certain instances, the height may be limited to 2.5’ for visibility at intersections within 10 feet of either side of driveway.

The regulations contained herein are general in nature and are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Board of County Commissioners. It is advisable to contact Regulatory & Economic Resources Department at 305-375-2800 to ascertain whether more restrictive regulations may apply to specific developments.

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