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Where can I locate an accessory structure/fence/pool/garage on my property?

Last Updated: April 18, 2018

These structures may generally be placed in the side and rear yard, provided they are far enough from the property lines. Accessory structures, such as storage buildings and detached garages, if located behind the rear corner of the home, must be at least five (5) feet from the property line.  If located in the side yard setback, as measured from the front corner to the rear corner of the home, the distance from the side property line is dependent on the zoning district, in which the property is located. 

Fences have height and design restrictions, subject to Section 3.10.1 and Section 5.21 in the Zoning Ordinance, but may be placed on the property line. Pools have requirements under Article VII, Note 7 in the Zoning Ordinance. Accessory structures are not allowed in the established front yard setback. All accessory structures, noted above, require a Zoning Compliance Permit and if applicable, a Building Permit from Gaston County Building Inspections before construction.

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