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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:
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:
15 Feet - 1 Story
20 Feet - 2 Story
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:
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.
Municipal Code 7.2.308.09 - Fences & Walls
Municipal Code 7.2.308.08 - Clear Vision Area
Site Plan Requirements
Fence Permit Application
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:
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:
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 online 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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