Every parcel has Zoning Ordinance requirements and restrictions, including distances that buildings/ structures must be “set back” from the property line. Setback requirements for your home will vary depending upon the zoning district (i.e. R1-190, R1-7, etc). A few things to keep in mind:
There are several Zoning Interpretations that help clarify confusing language and ensure consistent application of code requirements.
Development standards typically affect building location, height, distance between buildings, etc. When you complete a setback request, related development standards will be included in the response.
"Setbacks" are how far back from your property line you can build.
For Corner lot setbacks, the shortest street frontage is the "front" yard, the side opposite is the rear yard.
Properties located in the Foothills Overlay area have a completely different set of development standards, especially for accessory buildings. Select the guide with the zoning for your lot.
Undeveloped Lot with an ESL Overlay?
An instructional diagram (PDF) demonstrates how to determine the build-able lot area for properties with the ESL overlay area.
Setback Request Form
(including Development Standards and NAOS requirements)
Complete as much information as possible; contact information is required. Setback requests are completed on a "first come -- first served" basis, and typically take 1 - 3 business days to process, but may take up to 5 days.
Please Note: The setback form on this page is for residential property. For commercial development standards, including F.A.R., landscaping and parking, refer to the zoning ordinance. You may also call 480-312-2500 or visit the Planning Services desk at the One Stop Shop (M-F, 9-5).