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									                              CIRCULAR
                              DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT



                              Building a Detached Garage
      Current
                                         Information Circular 9
   Planning and
   Development                 The purpose of this handout is to help you prepare an
                               acceptable application package for a building permit for a
     Division
                               detached garage or similar accessory building in the City of
                               Prince George.
  Phone: 561-7611
                               COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
   Fax: 561-7721
                                  1) DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT FOR A GARAGE OR
                                     ACCESSORY BUILDING?
                                       Yes. You must obtain a building permit for a garage
                                       (attached or detached, carport, and accessory
                                       building) if it is more than 108 sq. ft. If you are
                                       constructing an accessory building of less than 108
                                       sq. ft., and it does not create a hazard, a building
                                       permit is not required but you must comply with the
                                       Zoning Bylaw.

                                  2) IS THERE ANY RESTRICTION REGARDING SETBACKS?
                                         Yes. There are restrictions in the Zoning Bylaw. You
This guide has been
prepared to provide                      are required to confirm the setbacks with the Current
convenient information                   Planning and Development Division. Please see the
only. It is neither a bylaw
                                         attached examples of the most common
nor a legal document. If
any contradiction                        circumstances.
between this guide and
the relevant Municipal
                                  3) CAN I BUILD AN ACCESSORY BUILDING THAT IS TWO
Bylaws and/or
applicable codes is                  STORIES?
found, such bylaws                      No. Detached garages and accessory buildings can
and/or codes shall be
                                        only be one storey in height to a maximum of:
the legal authority.

                                        20.0 m = AF zone
                                        15.0 m = AR1 zone
                                        6.0 m = AG, AR2 and AR3 zones
                                        5.0 m = RS1to RS4, RT1 to RT3, and RM1to RM7


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4) Is there a maximum size for an accessory building for
   certain zones?
       Yes. Certain zones have maximum size requirements.
       Please see below:
       RS1 to RS4, and RT1 to RT2 zones
       the total combined gross floor areas of accessory
       buildings and structures on a site shall not exceed
       the greater of 50% of the ground floor area of the
       principal building on the site or 90.0 m2.
       RS3
       the total combined gross floor areas of accessory
       buildings and structures on a site shall not exceed
       the greater of 50% of the ground floor area of the
       principal building on the site or 70.0 m2.
       RS4
       the total combined gross floor areas of accessory
       buildings and structures on a site shall not exceed
       the greater of 50% of the ground floor area of the
       principal building on the site or 60.0 m2.
       RT3
       indicates buildings located on common property are
       not accessory buildings and need to comply with the
       provisions for principal buildings.



      Please talk to a planner in the Current Planning &
      Development Division for more information.
                                Sample Drawing

You may find additional and/or specific information in other handouts available in this
        series. Please review the “Information Circular Directory” for these.
   4) AM I REQUIRED TO INSULATE AND FINISH THE INTERIOR OF THE DETACHED GARAGE?
        No, only if you prefer to do so.

   5) DO I NEED TO PLACE POLY UNDER MY GARAGE SLAB?
        No, but poly placed between the ground and concrete will keep water from
        draining out of the fresh concrete while it is setting, giving you a stronger slab.

   6) CAN I BUILD A DETACHED GARAGE ON A FLOATING SLAB?
        Yes, you can build a detached garage or accessory building on a floating slab
        only if the area is less than 592 sq. ft. (about 24' x 24'). Larger buildings must be
        supported by a 4' deep frost wall on strip footings or have an engineered
        foundation. The maximum size of a detached garage or accessory building in
        a UR or SRS zoned property is 969 sq. ft. (about 30'x 32').

SETBACKS FOR INTERIOR LOTS                                                     Roadway
                                                                                    (Front)

Principal Building WITH carport/garage or lane access
 Front:       4.5m (15 ft)                                                                    4.5m
 Side:        1.2m (4 ft)
 Rear:        6.0m (20 ft)                                                       Existing
                                                                                Dwelling
                                                                               with Garage
                                                                   1.2m        or Carport            1.2m
Accessory Building
Side:      1.2m (4 ft)
Rear:      1.2m (4 ft)                                                                        6.0m



                                                                   1.2m   Accessory
                                                                          Building


                                                                             1.2m



For new additions and accessory buildings, a legal survey certificate is not necessary if
the 1.2 m (4ft) setback is increased by 50%
                                                                               Roadway
                                                                                    (Front)

Principal Building WITHOUT carport/garage or lane access
Front:        4.5m (15 ft)                                                                    4.5m

Side:         1.2m (4 ft) one side and                                                Existing
              4.5m (15 ft) other side                                                Dwelling
                                                                                      without
Rear:         6.0m (20 ft)                                            4.5m           Garage or       1.2m
                                                                                      Carport


Accessory Building
                                                                                              6.0m
Side:      1.2m (4 ft)
Rear:      1.2m (4 ft)                                             1.2m   Accessory
                                                                          Building


                                                                             1.2m
SETBACKS FOR CORNER LOTS

Principal Building WITH carport/garage or lane access
                                                                         Roadway
Front:        4.5m (15 ft)
                                                                              (Front)
Side:         Interior - 1.2m (4 ft)
              Exterior – 3.0m (10 ft)
Rear:         6.0m (20 ft)                                                              4.5m



                                                                                                      S
Accessory Building                                                 Existing Dwelling                  i
                                                                    with Garage or                    d
Side:      Interior - 1.2m (4 ft)                             1.2m      Carport                3.0m   e

           Exterior – 3.0m (10 ft)                                                                    S
                                                                                                      t
                                                                                                      r
Rear:      1.2m (4 ft)                                                                                e
                                                                                                      e
                                                                                        6.0m
                                                                                                      t


                                                             1.2m   Accessory
                                                                    Building


                                                                       1.2m




Principal Building WITHOUT carport/garage or lane access                 Roadway
Front:        4.5m (15 ft)                                                    (Front)
Side:         Interior - 1.2m (4 ft)
              Exterior – 6.0m (20 ft)
              OR                                                                        4.5m

              Interior – 4.5m (15 ft)                                           Existing
              Exterior – 3.0m (10 ft)                           1.2m
                                                                               Dwelling
                                                                                without        6.0m   S
                                                                                                      i
Rear:         6.0m (20 ft)                                      4.5m           Garage or       3.0m   d
                                                                                Carport               e
                                                                                                      S
                                                                                                      t
Accessory Building                                                                                    r
                                                                                        6.0m          e
Side:      Interior – 1.2m (4 ft)                                                                     e
                                                                                                      t
           Exterior – 3.0m (10 ft)                           1.2m   Accessory
                                                                    Building
Rear:      1.2m (4 ft)
                                                                       1.2m




SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR A BUILDING PERMIT

   1) See Information Circular No. 1 for general information regarding planning the
      project, requirements for a building permit (including complete drawings and truss
      details, etc.), permit fee and the process.

   2) Submit two sets of drawings consisting of site, foundation and floor plans, cross-
      sections, elevations and engineered truss details indicating all materials and
      measurements of the proposed garage. The more complete your drawings are,
      the faster your building permit will be approved.

   3) The attached sample drawings are examples only and cannot be reproduced or
      used as part of your submission.

								
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