• Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

Accessory Buildings

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

For information regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, please go to the "Residential Zoning Requirements."

Accessory buildings, except as otherwise permitted in Sandpoint City Code, Title 9, ‘Zoning,’ shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. Where an accessory building is structurally attached to a main building, it shall be subject and must conform to all regulations of Title 9 applicable to the main building.

  2. An accessory building may not be located nearer than five feet (5’) to an interior lot line and not nearer than five feet (5’) to the rear lot line.

  3. No detached accessory building shall be located closer than ten feet (10’) to any main building.

  4. An accessory building shall not be erected prior to the establishment or construction of the principal use of a building.

  5. In an alley where forty percent (40%) of the properties on a block have constructed accessory buildings on the rear property line, an accessory building may be constructed on the rear property line upon written approval of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. Where forty percent (40%) of the properties on a block have constructed accessory buildings nearer than five feet (5') to the side property line, an accessory building may be constructed within eighteen inches (18") of the interior property line if the adjoining wall has a one hour fire rating and written consent of the adjoining property owner is filed with the building permit. An accessory building may be constructed on the interior property if in addition to the above, an easement is granted and recorded allowing access to the wall on the property line for maintenance.

  6. Nothing in this title shall be construed as prohibiting or interfering with any retail business or other business operated and established within the boundaries of the foregoing residence zones at the time of the taking effect hereof.

  7. It shall be unlawful for any person to move or cause to be moved any building or structure into any residence zone, if the construction of such building or structure within such zone would be prohibited.

  8. No commercial trade or occupation shall be conducted, nor shall any structure be used for commercial purposes within any residence zone, except as is permitted by this provision and the provisions governing the residential zones.

  9. No house trailer shall occupy any lot or part of a lot in any residential zone, except in such areas thereof as may be designated for trailer courts and as provided in section 9-3-3 of Title 9.