How can I find out what my setbacks are?

A setback is a zoning term for the distance that a building must be from a property line or road right-of-way. Setbacks vary depending upon the zoning district where the property is located. If you know the zoning district of the property, you can review Section 5.18 of the Zoning Ordinance, for a Schedule of Regulations. Keep in mind that if the building is a Special Use in the zoning district (like a church in a residential area, for example), you will have to also review the conditions associated with the Special Use for additional setback requirements. Special uses for each zoning district are described in the Zoning Ordinance. As always, if you have a question, call the Planning Department at 517-669-6576.

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2. How can I find out what my setbacks are?
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