The term "building setback" means the required separation between a lot line (and/or right-of-way line) and a building or structure. Setbacks vary by zoning district, and there are numerous exceptions to accommodate a variety of particular lot circumstances. Setbacks also vary by type of structure. Detached accessory buildings have different setback requirements than dwellings.
Setback compliance is a necessary consideration for any construction project, therefore the precise location of property lines should be ascertained early in the design process.
Setbacks by Zoning District
Setback Definition and Rules of Measurement
Setback Reductions Based on Substandard Lot Area, Width, Depth
Setback Exceptions for Certain Architectural Features
Accessory Building Setbacks and Standards
Precision of Numbers and Rounding