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What is the Minimum Lot Size?
First of all you will need to know what the zoning is for your property.  You can find out what your zoning information is by opening up the Zoning Map that is located at the bottom.
The most commonly asked about Zones are:

 

 Zone  Minimum Lot Size
 R-1 (Single-Family Residential)  7,000 sq ft
 R-2 (Limited-Density Residential)  6,000 sq ft

 

Minimum Lot Size listed above are for Single Family Dwellings Residential Uses.
 
If you need more information regarding Non-Residential Uses or for Other Uses, you will need to contact the Planning Department at the City of Dayton.

Minimum Yard Setback Requirements for Single Family Dwellings Residential Uses:

 Setbacks  R - 1  R - 2
 Front  15 feet  15 feet
 Side  5 feet  5 feet (1)
 Rear

 15 feet-1 story

 20 feet-2 story

 15 feet-1 story

 20 feet-2 story

 Street-Side  15 feet  15 feet
 Garage  20 feet  20 feet

 

For more information regarding Minimum Lot Sizes and Setbacks for dwellings other than Single Family or for other zones, contact the City of Dayton Planning Department at (503) 864-2221 ext 301 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.
City of Dayton - Zoning Map

Do I Need a Fence Permit?
YES!  Before starting to build a fence on your property you will need to obtain a Fence Permit from the City of Dayton. 

Fence permits cost: $5.00


When applying for a Fence Permit, along with a Building Permit Application you will need to submit a Site Plan (A drawing of your property) with the following information:

  • Address, Owners Name(s) and/or applicants Name and Tax Lot Number.
  • Show all structures, existing and proposed.  Include all concrete patios and asphalt driveways.
  • Setbacks for all Structures on your Property.
  • Any Water, Sewer or Storm Drainage lines that cross your property.
  • Any existing or proposed Driveways or Points of Access.
  • Any Driveways or Points of Access on neighboring properties.
  • All easements including but not limited to access and utilities, public or private.
  • You must show the percentage of your lot that is covered by impermeable surfaces.

For more information regarding fences contact the City of Dayton Planning Department at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.

Accessory Structures - Do I Need a Permit?
If your Residential Accessory Structure is 200 square feet or under and is not over 10 feet in height - then you DO NOT need a Building Permit.

You will also need to following these guidelines:
  • Building Separation - Accessory Structures must be at least 6 feet from your primary structure.
  • Property Setbacks - The minimum setback from your property line is two feet.

For larger Accessory Structures, Non-Residential Accessory Structures or for more information regarding Accessory Structures, contact the Planning Department at the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.
Municipal Code - 7.2.309 Accessory Structures
How do I know where my Property Lines are?
The City of Dayton does not have information regarding lot lines for individual or Private Properties.

Some ideas for finding your property boundaries:

  • Locate Lot Line Monuments
  • Description of Property in your Deed
  • Have your Property Surveyed
  • Contact the Yamhill County Assessors Office

How much will my Building Permit Cost?
Building Permit Fees are calculated by City of Dayton Building Department Staff members.  Building Permit fees Schedules are available on line for your information.  Please do not send in Building Permit payments without consulting with a staff member first.  Building Permits received without the proper information or payment will delay the approval of your Permit.  Remember the City of Dayton requires Building Permits with original signatures before a Building Permit will be issued.

 

Do I need a Permit to pour a Driveway?

Only if you are pouring a driveway beyond your property line.

If you are pouring a driveway in the public right-of-way (across the sidewalk or planting strip) you will need a type A construction permit.

Type A Construction Permits require that you follow public works standards. For more information on public works standards, contact the City of Dayton Building Department at (503) 864-2221.

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