No carport shall be permitted within the minimum required front yard setback or projected front yard of a residential dwellings except by variance granted by the Board of Adjustments.
In reviewing a request for a carport within the minimum required front yard setback, the Board of Adjustments shall consider the following:
- Presence and/or absence of a garage on the residential lot, parcel or tract
- The viability of access to the side and rear yard
- The size, height, and design of the carport and its impact on adjacent properties
- The incidence of other carports on the block.
A permit is required for the construction of a carport.
Setback requirements are enforced.
A carport on the front of the house typically requires a variance.
An application/variance request, pictures and all other documentaton along with $150.00 fee should be submitted to the Building Department to be considered on the next month's agenda.
A homeowner can do any work on their property, providing it is homesteaded.
Carports built in the backyard do not require approval from the Planning & Zoning Commission but a permit must still be obtain prior to construction.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHETHER THE WORK YOU ARE GOING TO DO REQUIRES A PERMIT, PLEASE CONTACT THE BUILDING INSPECTOR.
432-523-4820 or 432-266-8904