An accessory building shall be located on the same lot as the main building to which it is accessory, and the use of an accessory building shall be limited to purposes incidental and subordinate to the use of the main building on the lot.
Permits & Relation to Main Building
No accessory building shall be constructed or located on a lot until a building permit has been obtained, and no permanent accessory building shall be constructed until a permit for construction of the main building has been issued. No permanent accessory building shall be used, except for temporary storage or materials related to construction on the premises, until the main building is completed and a certificate of use and occupancy is issued.
Height of Accessory Buildings
Subject to the provisions of section 120-169, no accessory building shall exceed the height of the main building located on the lot, nor shall any accessory building exceed the maximum permitted height in the district in which it is located.
Dwelling Use Prohibited
No accessory building shall be used for dwelling purposes except by domestic employees or caretakers whose principal occupation is rendering services on the premises for benefit of persons who occupy or use the main building on the lot.
Yards for Accessory Buildings
- Yard requirements applicable: Except as provided in this section, no accessory building shall be located within any yard required for the main building on the lot.
- Location in rear yard: A building accessory to a single-family, single-family attached or duplex dwelling and not exceeding 12 feet in height may be located within a required rear yard, but not within 5 feet of any lot line.
- Location in side yard: A building accessory to a single-family, single-family attached or duplex dwelling and not exceeding 12 feet in height may be located within a required side yard, other than a required street side yard, but not within 5 feet of any lot line. An accessory building attached to another accessory building on an adjoining lot shall not be subject to a side yard requirement along the intervening lot line.