What are the requirements for a deck?

A deck under thirty (30) inches above existing or finished grade, whichever is lower, may encroach into any required setback. A deck greater than 30 inches above grade must maintain a minimum 20' setback from any street frontage and a minimum 5' side and rear yard setback. A deck that is greater than 6' above greater and more than 200 square-feet in size will require an Elevated Deck Permit .

A deck does not require a building permit if it meets all of the following criteria: Decks pertinent to R3 and U occupancies not exceeding 200 square feet in area, that are not more than 30” above grade at any point, are not attached to a dwelling, and do not serve the exit door required by code. See the Construction Work Not Requiring A Building Permit list for more information.

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1. What are the requirements for a deck?
2. What are the requirements for a shed?
3. What are the requirements for a retaining wall?
4. What are the requirements for a pool?
5. What are the requirements for a tennis court or basketball court?
6. Can I add a second story to my home?
7. Do I need a permit to repave my driveway or expand my driveway?
8. How close can I build next to a creek or water channel?
9. How do I know what zoning district my property is in?
10. How do I determine what my property setbacks are?
11. What is the maximum size I can build my home?
12. What is the maximum building height for my home?
13. I own multiple properties. How can I confirm these were legally created parcels?
14. How do I connect my property to the sewer system?
15. Can I put a septic tank on my property?
16. How do I connect to electricity on a vacant property?
17. How do I get water service or a water meter on a vacant property?
18. Why is a vacant property labeled "unbuildable"?
19. Can I build a pre-manufactured or modular structure?