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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-
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;
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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
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.
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)
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