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City of Richfield

LOCATION City of Richfield
ADDRESS 6700 Portland Avenue South
ADDRESS Richfield MN 55423
INSPECTIONS 612-861-9860 FAX
ZONING 612-861-9760 www.ci.richfield.mn.us
http://www.ci.richfield.mn.us/residents/zoning/buildingcodehandouts.htm

ZONING ORDINANCES
DISTANCE FROM FRONT STREET PROPERTY LINE
a) Detached: 30′ setback but may be decreased to average setback of principal
dwellings on adjacent lots - a 20′ minimum
b) Attached: Maintain setback

DISTANCE FROM REAR PROPERTY LINE
a) Parallel to rear property line: 3′ to overhang with/without alley
b) Perpendicular and OHD faces alley: 20′ to center of alley 3′ without alley
c) Perpendicular and OHD faces house: 2′ with/without alley
d) Attached to house: 2′ with/without alley

DISTANCE FROM SIDE PROPERTY LINE
a) Detached and behind the house: 2′ to eaves in rear 1/2 of lot
b) Detached along side of house: 5′ to eaves in front 1/2 of lot
c) Attached to house: 5′

DISTANCE FROM SIDE STREET PROPERTY LINE
a) Detached and parallel to street: 12′ - 15′ 12′ for corner lot lines
b) Detached and perpendicular to street: 20′
c) Attached and parallel to street: 5′
d) Attached and perpendicular to street: 15-20′ depending on designation as
collector or arterial street

MINIMUM DISTANCE FROM OWNER’S DWELLING
a) Without frost footing: 5′ Eaves should be 4′ or more from other overhangs
b) Without fire proofing: 6′ If less than 6′ separation, fire walls are required

MINIMUM DISTANCE FROM NEIGHBOR’S DWELLING
a) Without frost footings: 5′
b) Without fire proofing: 6′

MINIMUM DISTANCE FROM UTILITY EASEMENT LINE
a) Existing detached garage: 12″ - not to overhang into easement
b) Existing attached garage:

IS MORE THAN ONE GARAGE ALLOWED ON THE SAME LOT AS THE DWELLING
a) Existing detached garage: Yes
b) Existing attached garage: Yes

MAXIMUM SIZE GARAGE ALLOWED BY CITY
a) Coverage %: Total lot coverage of all buildings cannot exceed 35% of total lot area
b) Height: 14′/one story - cannot be taller than the principal dwelling
c) Percentage of rear yard allowed for garage:
Detached: 30% of rear yard, total area of all accessory buildings not to
exceed 1200 sf - available area can be affected by house size
as the garage cannot be larger than the house or 1000 sf maximum
Attached: 1000 sf

CAN A GARAGE BE BUILT ON A VACANT LOT
a) Adjoining lot: No
b) Non adjoining lot: Yes

MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS
a) UBC requires removal of all decomposable material prior to placing slab.
b) Monolithic footings are accepted.
c) Laminated beam required on hips and reverse gables with 15′ OHD or wider
d) Detached garage cannot be taller than house, maximum 14′ to midpoint of gable
e) Landing is required on each side of a door and cannot be more than 1″ lower than
the threshold of the doorway or less than 36″x36″

APPLICATION FORMS & ADDENDUM
Permit Application: Completed with 2 sets of all attachments
a) When survey is on file:
b) When survey is not on file:
Survey or Scale Drawing: Plot plan showing lot size, adjacent public streets, location
and size of existing/proposed buildings, elevations, lot
corners, and proposed/existing driveways.
Lot Size & Identification:
Elevation of Building:
Exposed corner irons: Must be exposed for BI verification and satisfaction
Other:
Other:

REQUIRED PERMITS
Demolition Permit: Removal permit is required.
Driveway Permit:
Building Permit:
Miscellaneous Permits:

REQUIRED INSPECTIONS
Demolition Inspection:
Footing/Slab Inspection: Required prior to forming and reinforcing but before pouring
Framing Inspection: Required prior to placement of any covering material
Sheathing Inspection:
Electrical Inspection: Prior to final inspection
Final Building Inspection: After electrical inspection; OHD installation

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