1260.04 ALLOWABLE ENCROACHMENTS.
   Section 1260.03 above notwithstanding, some structures may be permitted to encroach upon required yards or lot coverage requirements, as provided by Table 1260.04, Allowable Encroachments. The following encroachments are permitted in all districts, except as otherwise noted herein
Table 1260.04. Allowable Encroachments
Type of Structure or Use Encroachment
Front andCorner Side Yards
SideYard
Rear Yard
Air-conditioners which are window units
18"
18"
18"
Antennae, Single
X
See Section 1262.02.
Arbors and trellises, no more than eight (8) feet in height and attached to a fence or gate
X
P
P
Awnings and canopies
5'
2.5'
10'
Balconies
5'
5'
5'
Basketball standards
X
P, no closer than 10' to the property line
P, no closer than 10' to the property line
Bays, bay windows, or porticoes which are one story high and occupy no more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the front building face.
3'
3'
3'
Belt Courses, window sills and other ornamental features
6"
6"
6"
Breezeways and open porches
10'
2' in SF districts,
10'
5' in other districts
Central air-conditioning systems, heating, ventilating, pool and filtering equipment
See Section 1262.08
Clothes line and poles
X
X
P
Cornices
18"
18"
18"
Chimneys which shall not occupy more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the front building face
3'
3'
3'
Decks, open, and patios,  one (1) feet high or more
10'
2' in SF districts, 5' in other districts
10'
Eaves
3'
3'
3'
Entrance canopies and similar overhanging roofs, for apartment or commercial uses, covering no more than one (1) square foot of lot area per each two (2) feet of lot frontage
P
P
P
Fallout shelters (completely underground)
X
X
P
Fences or walls
See Section 1262.05
Fire escapes
X
3'
4'
Flagpoles
No more than fifteen (15) feet in height and no closer to a property line than twenty (20) feet in
Residential districts and 30' in Commercial districts.
Garages
See Section 1262.06 and 1262.07
Recreational structures, except basketball
X
X
P
standards (see above)
Signs
See Chapter 1250.
Steps or ramps four (4) feet or less above grade for access to a permitted building or for access to a zoning lot from a street
P
P
P
Terraces which are open and not over three (3) feet above the average level of the adjoining grade (does not include permanently roofed-over terrace or porch)
10'
2' in SF districts,
5' in other districts
10'
Retaining walls no higher than three (3) feet
P
P
P
Notes: P is permitted subject to setback and height limitations
X is prohibited
x' indicates the number of feet a structure or use may project into the yard
x" indicates the number of inches a structure or use may project into the yard