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Property Setbacks

Dept/Div. Contact:  Planning Division - (209) 577-5267

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Description:  All structures are required to be placed a minimum distance from each of the subject property's boundary lines. These distances are referred to as setbacks.

When considering any construction, it is important to know the specific setback requirements that apply to the subject property. Each of the zoning districts has a unique set of setback standards.

Examples: Building an addition to a house generally requires a minimum five-foot setback from both the side and rear property lines, however Planning staff can identify any exceptions.

Determine Setback Requirements

Setback requirements for a property/project can be determined by contacting the  Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.

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Have Questions?

Contact our Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.

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