Permitted encroachments include uncovered and unenclosed structures such as:
- Window wells
- Eave overhangs, which may project 4 ft. into a setback
There must, however, remain at least 5 ft. between any of these structures and a side property line.
Covered but unenclosed porches may encroach into the front setback only.
Chimneys and bay windows without floor space may encroach 18 in. into any setback.
For more information about permitted encroachments, including diagrams, see the Residential Setback and Yard Requirements illustration.