How do I know what setbacks apply to my residential property?
You would 1st check the zoning chapter for your zone, such as Chapter 11-3 for R1 for single-family residential. If your property does not meet the minimum requirements for a lot in that zone.

For instance, if your property is in the R1-7 zone but it is less than 7,000 square feet in size or less than 70 feet in width), your property is entitled to some breaks on the setback requirements, which can be found in Chapter 11-21 for substandard lots of record.

These chapters address the principal building on your property (the house), and any additions to it. There are different setback requirements for accessory buildings, found in Chapter 11-20 of theBoulder City Municipal Code.

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1. How do I find the zoning of a property?
2. Where can I find the zoning ordinance (Title 11) regulations?
3. How do I know what setbacks apply to my residential property?
4. What are the regulations for a detached structure on my lot?
5. What are the regulations for an attached patio cover or carport on my lot?
6. What are the regulations for a fence or wall on my lot?
7. What do I need for a zoning review?
8. Is my front (or street side) property line at the back of the sidewalk?
9. Can I build a fence that extends to the back of the sidewalk?
10. How do I find out what my property line dimensions are?
11. Do I need my neighbor's permission to build a fence on our property line?
12. How do I access the County Assessor's Office website to search property ownership data?
13. What do I need for a variance?
14. Does my request need to go to the Planning Commission or City Council for approval?
15. How do I find out about sign regulations?
16. What kind of "For Sale" or "Open House" signs am I allowed to have on my property?
17. How do I find out what easements are on my property?
18. How do I find out if there is an existing plot plan for my property which shows where my house is?
19. How do I find out if the city has a copy of the building plans for my house?
20. How is building height measured?
21. Are there special restrictions for properties in the historic district?
22. I own a corner lot. Is the front property line the 1 my front door faces?
23. There is an existing apartment in / behind the house I own, or am considering purchasing. Can I continue to use the apartment?
24. Can I build a mother-in-law quarters or guest house on my residential lot?
25. Where can I get demographic data for Boulder City?
26. What is boulder city's current population?
27. When does the planning commission meet?
28. What is the difference between a setback, an easement and a right-of-way?
29. How does the city's growth control ordinance apply to me?
30. What do I need to run a business out of my home?
31. Can I get zoning or subdivision applications online?