Research First Before Dividing Property! Building Height Santa Rosa County Any land, recorded plot, or a lot within a No Building or structure shall exceed plat of record as of the effective date of thirty-five (35) feet above the lowest hab- this Ordinance shall not be itable floor elevation, exclusive of chim- re-divided into two (2) or more lots neys, elevator shafts, air conditioning con- densing units or cooling towers, except as unless the provisions of the provided in Section 2.10.01. Of the Land S I N G L E FA M I LY Subdivision Ordinance are satisfied. Development Code. (R1) ZON ING D ISTRICT (E F F E C T IV E A P RI L 1, 2 00 4 ) (M O D I F I E D O CTO BE R 7, 2 0 08 ) (M O D I F IE D N O VE M BE R 12 , 20 08 ) Research done today, could save you time and money. The information provided in this brochure is extracted from the Santa Rosa County Land Develop- ment Code; however, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the Planning and Zoning Division to discuss land use issues when a change is desired. This brochure is only to be used as an overall help tool for the general public. Santa Rosa County Community Planning, Zoning and Development Division 6051 Old Bagdad Highway Note: Land Development Code Phone: 850-981-7075, 939-1259 Fax: 850-983-9874 is subject to change. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Purpose Lot Size Minimum Required Setbacks This district is designed to provide The minimum width of any lot used for single suitable areas for low density residential 1. Setbacks Along Collector or Arterial Roads: family dwelling units shall be seventy (70) feet The minimum required building setback along development where appropriate urban when measured at the minimum front setback services and facilities are provided or where a collector or arterial road, as described in line. The minimum lot width shall be main- Section 4.04.03(D) of the Land Development the extension of such services and facilities tained through the rear of the residential struc- will be physically and economically Code shall be as follows: ture. The minimum width at the street right-of- a. Along a collector road, the minimum re- facilitated. This district will be characterized way line shall not be less than fifty (50) feet by single-family detached structures and such quired building setback shall be twenty-five when measured in a straight line from front lot (25) feet. other structures as are accessory thereto. This corner to front lot corner. The total square foot- district also may include, as specifically pro- b. Along an arterial road, the minimum re- age shall not be less than 10,890 for lots which quired building setback shall be fifty (50) feet. vided for in these regulations conditional uses are created through metes and bounds subdivi- for community facilities and utilities which If any other setback requirement of the Land sion. There shall be no minimum lot size for Development Code conflicts with the above service specifically the residents of this lots which are created through the platting district, or which are benefited by and requirements, the more restrictive requirement process. will apply. compatible with a residential environment. The minimum lot width may be reduced on Such facilities should be accessibly located 2. Front Setback: Except as provided in dead-end cul-de-sac lots. In no case shall a lot Section 4.03.03(B)(2)(b) and Section 2.10.02 and appropriately situated in order to satisfy width be less than fifty (50) feet when meas- special requirements of the respective of the Land Development Code, there shall be ured at the top of the arc of the street right-of- a front building setback on every lot of not less community facilities. way line. The lot width of a cul-de-sac lot shall It is the express purpose of this Section to than twenty-five (25) feet. not be less than seventy (70) feet when meas- 3.Side Setback: There shall be a side building exclude from this district all building or other ured at the top of the arc of the minimum front structures and uses having commercial setback on each side of every main building setback line. when measured at the minimum front setback characteristics, whether operated for profit or The dividing of a parent parcel resulting in a otherwise, except those home occupations and line for lots having widths between seventy parcel(s) which will not possess the required (70) and ninety (90) feet. For lots wider than conditional uses specifically provided for in road frontage may be allowed as a special ex- the Land Development Code. ninety (90) feet and narrower than seventy (70) ception upon determination by the County feet, there shall be a side building setback of Board of Adjustments that the resulting parcel no less than ten (10) percent of the lot width to complies with the provisions listed in Section a maximum of fifteen (15) feet on each side of Permitted Uses 2.04.00(C)(6) or Section 2.04.00(C)(9)of the every main building. Modifications to this Land Development Code. requirement shall be in accordance with Sec- In this district as a permitted use a building or tion 2.10.04 of the Land Development Code. premises may be used only for the 4. Rear Setback: There shall be a rear building following purposes: detached single-family setback on every lot of not less than twenty- residential structures, group homes, and accessory structures and facilities. Mobile Density five (25) feet, except as provided in Section 2.10.03 of the Land Development Code. homes are prohibited. For residential development, property in this district may be developed at the option of the owner, to a maximum of four (4) units per acre.
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