Retaining walls require building permits. However, freestanding walls and/or fences six (6) feet or less in height which are located within the required side and rear yard setback area, four (4) feet or less in the required front yard setback area, do not require a building permit.
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A Custom Home Design Review is required for: 1. A new residential construction, and/or 2. Any addition/remodel that increases the existing square footage of legally existing structures on-site by 50% or more. For example, the combined square footage of an existing 900-square foot home and an existing 400-square foot detached garage is 1300-square feet; therefore, an addition of 650-square feet or more would require a design review.
Second dwelling units do not require Conditional Use Permits, however, they shall comply with Chapter 16.02 and Chapter 16.10 of the Development Code, and Ordinance No. 321.
Click here to view the City's GIS interactive map. Enter your address in the Search area and find your property information in the left panel. The City's zoning map is also available for review on the website or at the Community Development counter. Zoning questions may be directed to the Community Development Department at (909) 364-2740.