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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town of Atherton Setbacks

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There has been a recent increase in setback violations that was identified by the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer. A setback is the minimum  distance that a building or structure needs to be located from a property line. The following information is intended to provide general setback standards in the Town. Please note that setbacks vary from property to property. 

Properties Located in the R-1A Zoning District: Main Building Setbacks:Zoning Chpt 17

Front and Rear Yards: 60 foot mini-mum, unless lot was recorded prior to Ordinance No. 146 (April 16, 1946) with a depth of less than 200 feet, the front and rear yards are 30% of the lot depth with a minimum of 30 feet. 

Side Yards: The side yard measurement shall be based off of the “lot width”, which means the width measured at right angles to its depth at the front line of the building area. Lots greater than 200 feet in width have side yard setbacks of 50 feet. To read more visit the Spring 2021 Athertonian - Click Here.

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