Accessory Buildings

Requires submittal of Design Review Request.

An accessory building is a detached, permanent building structure such as a shed, playhouse, tree house or detached garage.

Evaluation Criteria for accessory buildings include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials and installation methods must be completed in accordance with manufacturers recommended procedures
  • Architecture must match or compliment the main building, including siding, roof and colors
  • Maximum allowable size is 8’ x 10’ x 8.5’ high, including skids, foundation, or slab
  • Integrates with the landscape plan
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings
  • Structure must be partially screened from adjacent properties by fence and/or vegetation and not readily visible from street level
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners
  • Any utilities servicing accessory buildings shall be installed underground
  • Located in the back or side yard, within property setbacks, does not obstruct easements and screened from view.

Maintenance Criteria for accessory buildings include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessory Buildings will be maintained in the same fashion as primary structures
  • Property owners will keep accessory buildings free of faded or peeling paint


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