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What are the property set back requirements?

Setbacks will vary by the type of structure and type of road frontage classification and zoning.  Here is a breakdown for typical building construction in the agricultural district of Douglas County.  Please view the Height, Area and Bulk Requirements chart for additional information.

For Residential Building:  Front setbacks vary by the classification of the public road.  This is the break down of front setbacks by road frontage classification:

  • Local/Township Maintained Road - 50' plus right-of-way.
  • Minor Collector Road - 75' plus right-of-way.
  • Major Collector Road or Minor Arterial Road- 100' plus right-of-way
  • Principal Arterial or Freeway - 150' plus right-of-way

Residential Side setback is 10' minimum depth.

Residential Rear setback is 30' Minimum depth

For Accessory/Outbuilding Type Structures:

  • Local/Township Maintained Road - 50' plus right-of-way
  • Minor Collector Road - 75' plus right-of-way
  • Major Collector Road or Minor Arterial Road- 100' plus right-of-way
  • Principal Arterial or Freeway - 150' plus right-of-way

Accessory/outbuilding side setback is 3' minimum depth

Accessory/outbuilding rear setback is 5' minimum depth