How do I figure out setbacks and height restrictions?

Building setbacks and height restrictions are based on the zoning of the property in question, and sometimes the use. 

Some platted subdivisions also have building envelopes or setbacks on the plat. So start by checking the subdivision plat first for any setbacks notes or envelope depictions. If a property is in a subdivision, the plat map can be found under the info tab on the County GIS map. 

If there aren’t subdivision specific setbacks, or the property is unplatted, then the zone specific setbacks apply. The same applies to building heights. You can use the County GIS to check what zone your property is in. Visit our General Navigation FAQs if you need assistance.

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