Construction of an agricultural building/barn requires an accessory structure permit. Electrical or plumbing construction work in conjunction with agricultural building/barn construction requires separate permit(s).
An agricultural building/barn is defined as a roofed, enclosed accessory structure subordinate and incidental to the primary structure or residence and used for agricultural purposes only. A maximum of two accessory structures are allowed per lot or property.
An agricultural building/barn is allowed only in certain zoning districts. Please check with Development Services staff to determine whether or not an accessory dwelling unit is allowed on a particular property.
An agricultural building/barn shall be set back 100 feet from the front property line if located within the front yard. If in the side or rear yard, an agricultural building/barn must be set back 6 feet from side and rear property lines. For corner lots, an agricultural building/barn must be set back 15 feet from the side yard lot line adjacent to a street.
An agricultural building/barn may have metal exterior siding provided that the siding is a color finish compatible with the primary residence. Galvanized or other unpainted metal panels may be used for roofing but shall not be used for vertical siding.
Submittal Requirements: (See accessory structure permit application for details)