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Decks & Patios

(a)  Where a deck is structurally attached to a main building, it shall be subject to and must conform to all regulations of this chapter applicable to the main building.  A maximum four-foot-wide walkway to a deck may occupy a portion of the required side yard setback. 

(b)  Decks shall not be erected in any minimum side or front yard setback except that an open deck without a roof or sunscreen may project into a required front-yard setback a distance not exceeding ten feet.  A deck may not occupy more than 25 percent of a required rear yard.

(c)  A permit shall be required for construction of all decks.  Concrete or wood patios constructed on grade and not intended for enclosure of a structure shall not be required to secure a permit.

Document: Chapter 94 Zoning