Can I build an accessory dwelling structure or guest house on my property?

Accessory dwelling structures are allowed within certain zoning districts.  They must be equal to or lesser in height than the existing principal dwelling and they are limited in size to a maximum of 50% of the livable square footage of the principal dwelling or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less. 

Also, accessory living structures must comply with all development standards as the principal structure. For more information, please see the Accessory Living Quarters Page.

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1. What is the zoning of my property?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What are the minimum requirements for the owner-builder option?
4. How do I get electric service to my property?
5. Can I build a tiny home on my property and, if so, what are the requirements?
6. Can I camp on my vacant property?
7. What building code does the county use?
8. Can I use an alternative waste disposal system on my property?
9. Can I live in an RV on my property?
10. Can I build my own home or do I need a licensed contractor?
11. Where can I find more information about my property?
12. Can I build an accessory dwelling structure or guest house on my property?
13. How long is my building permit good for?
14. How can I get an address?
15. How much does a permit cost?
16. How do I apply for a permit?
17. Is my property in a floodplain?
18. What is a setback and how is it measured?
19. Can I operate a business out of my home?
20. Can you tell me the location of easements on or near my property?
21. How do I resolve an easement dispute with my neighbor?