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Construction of Accessory Buildings

(General information only. Please be sure to come in to the Zoning Office for full information pertaining to your specific project.)

 

3.07.9 (3) Accessory Structures and Buildings. In all Residential zoning districts, the maximum height of all accessory structures and buildings on the lot, measured as prescribed in Article 2, shall not exceed 16 feet; provided, that if such increase is to accommodate a motor home or like vehicle to be stored therein and with written confirmation of the vehicle’s registration and height, the maximum height of a garage storing such motor home or like vehicle may be increased to not greater than 20 feet.

3.08 Accessory Buildings and Structures

3.08.1 All accessory buildings and structures shall comply with all applicable lot and yard regulations in this Ordinance.

3.08.2 No accessory building shall be constructed upon a lot until construction of the principal building has been actually commenced and, except as provided elsewhere in this Ordinance, no accessory building shall be used for living space.

3.08.3 Unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance, no part of an accessory building or structure shall be located nearer than two feet from the lot boundary line; provided, that in Residential zoning districts, an accessory building or structure may be located a minimum of two feet from the lot’s boundary line so long as the building or structure is at least 10 feet to the rear of a dwelling and at least five feet from a porch, patio or deck attached to the dwelling. The measurement is to be taken in a radius from the nearest point of the residence. See Appendix.

3.08.4 No portion of a swimming pool may be located nearer than seven feet (7') from the lot’s property line.

3.08.5 No accessory building or structure (including in-ground swimming pools, patios and decks) shall be located or erected within 10 feet of the boundary of any premises as to which an easement interest has been granted to the Township or to a municipal authority or of the boundary of any swale, stormwater detention or retention facility or like facility.

3.08.6 No more than two accessory buildings having an area of 100 square feet of floor area or less shall be authorized on any residential lot.

3.09 Additional Buildings on Lots

3.09.1 Residential Uses. Individual lots or parcels shall have no building(s) in addition to the principal building on the same lot used for living purposes, except as may be expressly authorized in the zoning district.

3.09.2 Non-Residential Uses. Where a lot or parcel is used for a non-residential purpose, more than one principal building may be located upon the lot or parcel, provided that all such buildings conform to all open space, lot and yard requirements governing lots and parcels in the zoning district in which it is located.

3.25.5 An accessory building having an area one hundred (100) square feet or less without a permanent foundation shall meet all other requirements of this Ordinance.

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