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      Dividing Property!                               Dividing Property! (Con’t)                               Santa Rosa County
Except for those lots which may be                  f. No new County maintained roads are created.
dedicated (by deed, gift or otherwise) to mem-      2. The dividing of a parent parcel in the Agriculture
bers of the family of the property owner, any       (AG) zoning district, resulting in a parcel(s) which
land or lot within a plat of record (or not) on     will not possess the required road frontage, may be
the effective date of this ordinance shall not be   permitted by the Community Planning, Zoning &
re-divided into two (2) or more lots unless the     Development Division with the following provi-                A G R I C U LT U R E
provisions of the Subdivision Regulation of
Santa Rosa County, Florida have been met.
                                                    sions. A parent parcel is defined as those lots of re-
                                                    cord as of adoption of this ordinance. A parent par-
                                                                                                                          (AG)
                                                    cel may be subdivided with the following provi-                    ZONING
The dividing of a parcel in the Agriculture         sions:
(AG) zoning district, resulting in a parcel         a. A parent parcel may only be subdivided to create               DISTRICT
                                                                                                                       ( E F F E CT IV E A PR IL 1 , 2 0 0 4 )
which does not possess the required road front-     a maximum of three (3) new lots which do not                    ( M O D I F I E D N O V E M BER 6, 2 0 0 8 )
age, may be approved by the Community Plan-         meet minimum road frontage requirements. The
ning, Zoning & Development Division with the        three new lots will include the remainder of the
following provisions:                               parent parcel if road frontage requirements cannot
a. The divided land shall only be given without     be met;
valuable consideration to a member of the do-       b. No new County maintained roads are created;
                                                                                                             Research done today, could save
nor’s immediate family (Immediate family be-        c. An easement maintenance agreement between
ing defined as a spouse, father, mother, brother,   property owners is required; or an access easement       you time and money.
sister, son, daughter, stepchild, grandchild, or    (minimum width 20 ft.) must be included in each
grandparent.)                                       newly created deed or legal description;
                                                                                                             The information provided in this
b. Property being divided shall not be located      d. Property being divided shall not be located
within a recorded, platted subdivision.             within a recorded platted subdivision;                   brochure is extracted from the
c. The maximum allowable density of the par-        e. The maximum allowable density of the parcel           Santa Rosa County Land Develop-
cel created shall not exceed the allowable den-     created shall not exceed the allowable density of        ment Code; however, it is the
sity of one dwelling unit per acre.                 one dwelling unit per acre; and,
d. Except for street frontage and that which is     f. Except for street frontage and that which is          responsibility of the applicant to
herein contained, all other requirements of the     herein contained, all other requirements of the          contact the Planning and Zoning
Land Development Code shall be adhered to.          Land Development Code shall be                           Division to discuss land use issues
e. An easement maintenance agreement be-            adhered to.
tween property owners is required or; an access                                                              when a change is desired. This
easement (minimum width 20 ft.) must be in-                                                                  brochure is only to be used as an
cluded in each newly created deed or legal de-                                                               overall help tool for the general
scription.
                                                                                                             public.

                                                       Santa Rosa County


                                                       Community Planning, Zoning and Development Division   Note: Land Development Code
                                                       6051 Old Bagdad Highway
                                                       Phone: 850-981-7075, 939-1259
                                                                                                             is subject to change.
                                                       Fax: 850-983-9874
                                                       Email: planning-zoning@santarosa.fl.gov
                 Purpose                                                Density                             Minimum Required Setbacks
This district is designed to provide suitable                                                               1. Setbacks Along Collector or Arterial Roads:
                                                       For residential development, property may be         The minimum required building setback along a
areas for low density residential development.         developed at the option of the owner, to a
This district will be characterized by a single                                                             collector or arterial road, as described in Section
                                                       maximum of one (1) dwelling unit per one (1)         4.04.03(D) of the Land Development Code shall
family detached structure and such other               acre.
structures as are accessory thereto. This district                                                          be as follows:
also may include, as specifically provided for in                                                              a. Along a collector road, the minimum re-
these regulations conditional uses for commu-                           Lot Size                            quired building setback shall be twenty-five (25)
                                                                                                            feet.
nity facilities and utilities which service specifi-
cally the residents of this district, or which are     The minimum width of any lot used for                   b. Along an arterial road, the minimum re-
benefited by and compatible with a rural               single family dwelling units shall be                quired building setback shall be fifty (50) feet.
residential and farming environment. Such              seventy (70) feet when measured at the mini-         If any other setback requirement of the Land De-
facilities should be accessibly located and            mum front setback line (front yard). The mini-       velopment Code conflicts with the above require-
appropriately situated in order to satisfy special     mum width shall be maintained through the            ments, the more restrictive requirement will apply.
requirements of the respective community               rear of the residential structure. The minimum       2. Front Setback: Except as provided in Section
facilities.                                            width at the street right of way shall not be less   4.04.03(B)(2)(b) and Section 2.10.02, there shall
                                                       than fifty (50) feet. The total square footage       be a front building setback on every lot of not less
It is the express purpose of this Section to           shall not be less than 43,560. The minimum lot       than twenty-five (25) feet.
exclude from this district all buildings or other      width may be reduced on dead end cul-de-sac          3. Side Setback: There shall be a side building
structures and uses having commercial charac-          lots. In no case shall a lot width be less than      setback on each side of every main building of not
teristics, whether operated for profit or other-       fifty (50) feet when measured at the top of the      less than ten (10) percent of the lot width when
wise, except those home occupations and                arc of the street right of way line. The lot width   measured at the minimum front setback line to a
conditional uses specifically provided for in this     of a cul-de-sac lot shall not be less than seventy   maximum of fifteen (15) feet. For irregularly
Ordinance and the commercial activities                (70) feet when measured at the bottom (chord)        shaped lots and lots fronting on cul-de-sacs and
associated with the farming environment.               of the arc of the minimum front setback line.        curves, the side building setback shall be ten (10)
                                                       The minimum width shall be maintained                percent of the average of the street frontage width
                                                       through the rear of the residential structure.       and the rear lot line length. Modifications to this
                                                       The total square footage shall not be less than      requirement shall be in accordance with Section
          Permitted Uses                               43,560.                                              2.10.04 of the Land Development Code.
                                                                                                            4. Rear Setback: There shall be a rear building
                                                                                                            setback on every lot of not less than twenty-five
In this district as a permitted use a building or
                                                                                                            (25) feet, except as provided in Section 2.10.03 of
premises may be used only for the following pur-
                                                                                                            the Land Development Code.
poses: Detached single family residential structures
and mobile homes. Accessory structures and facili-              Building Height
ties and uses customarily found on farms and used
expressly for activities conducted in connection        No building or structure shall exceed thirty five
with farming operations, commercial and non-           (35) feet above the lowest habitable floor eleva-                      Skirting
commercial agriculture, poultry, horse and live-       tion, exclusive of chimneys, elevator shafts, air
stock raising, provided all buildings for such         conditioning condensing units or cooling towers,
accessory uses meet setback requirements for           except as provided in Section 2.10.01 of the Land    Skirting is required around the base of all mo-
primary buildings.                                     Development Code.                                    bile homes between the ground and bottom of
                                                                                                            the structure.