County Board Adopts Zoning Standards for New Accessory Dwellings

May 18, 2019 PROGRAM NEWS:

The County Board voted to allow residents to build new detached accessory dwellings and made it easier to convert existing accessory buildings into accessory dwellings through several amendments to the County’s Zoning Ordinance.

The approved changes:

  • Establish minimum side and rear yard setback distances of 5 feet for new detached accessory dwellings on interior lots;
  • Establish a minimum side yard setback distance of 5 feet, and a minimum rear yard setback distance of 10 feet, for new detached accessory dwellings on corner lots; and
  • Allow greater flexibility for converting existing accessory buildings into detached accessory dwellings.
  • Read this story in the County Newsroom.