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In all districts, except as specified in each district, accessory uses and structures shall be subject to the following requirements:
(A) No accessory building or use shall be constructed or established prior to the start of construction of the principal building or use to which it is accessory.
(B) Accessory structures shall be located on the same parcel for which the principal structure is found and shall be in compliance with the following requirements:
(1) In all residential districts, an accessory building shall not be located closer than three feet to a rear or side lot line.
(2) In all non-residential districts, an accessory building shall not be located closer than ten feet to a rear or side lot line when abutting any residential use or residential zoning district. When an accessory use abuts a non-residential use or zoning district, there shall be no side yard or rear yard setback requirements for an eligible accessory use.
(C) An accessory building shall not be located within a front yard or side yard in any residential zoning district. An accessory building or structure shall not be located in the front yard of any non-residential zoning district.
(D) No accessory building shall be located closer than six feet to the principal building.
(E) In all residential districts, accessory buildings shall not occupy more than 25% of the rear yard area.
(F) The height of accessory structures shall not exceed the following:
(1) In all residential districts, an accessory building or structure shall not exceed a height of 15 feet.
(2) In all non-residential districts and except for fences and signs, an accessory structure shall not exceed a height of 15 feet.
(G) The measurement of the height of an accessory structure shall be measured from the lowest ground level to the highest point of the structure.
(Ord. 09-3306, passed 10-15-09; Am. Ord. 12-3352, passed 3-15-12)