GENERAL GARAGE BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

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Detached Garage
  
1.
 
A detached private garage shall not occupy more than 1,400 square feet of area.
2.
 
Cannot project past the front yard set back of the principal building.
3.
 
No detached private garage shall be constructed on a residential lot until a principal structure is present or under construction.
4.
 
Detached private garages shall have a side yard and rear yard setback of three (3) feet from the overhang to the property line.
5.
 
Detached private garages shall be separated from the principal building by not less than three (3) feet.
6.
 
Must meet code requirements for construction standards.
7.
 
Must be wired according to the State and National Electrical Code.
8.
 
Cannot exceed 15 feet in height.
9.
 
Building Permit Fee is $0.10 per sq. ft. ($30.00 minimum) + $25.00 Zoning Fee
Attached Garage
  
1.
 
The garage must meet the same setbacks, sideyards and rearyards as principal building, which is: front yard 30 feet, sideyard 6 feet, corner lot line 30 feet, rear yard 25 feet.
2.
 
Cannot exceed 15 feet in height.
3.
 
Must be separated from the dwelling unit with 3/4 hour fire resistive construction and have a 20 minute fire rated door and frame assembly.
4.
 
Must meet code requirements for construction standards.
5.
 
Must be wired according to the State and National Electrical Code.
6.
 
Building Permit Fee is $0.10 per sq. ft. ($30.00 minimum) + $25.00 zoning fee.
Note:
In both types, a scaled plot plan showing the lot size, location of proposed building, dimensions, setbacks, etc. must be filed to secure a Building Permit.
No floor drains are allowed unless in conformance with the State Plumbing Code, which does not allow a barrel to be buried for drainage.
In both types, if the garage is heated, the heating unit must be listed and approved for garage use.