Setback & Easement Requirements

Building Location Restrictions


The following setbacks are required for residential and private use buildings:

Front


  • Cities: 20 feet from road right of way or property line
  • County: 30 feet from road right of way or property line

Side Street


  • Cities: 20 feet from road right of way or property line
  • County: 30 feet from road right of way or property line
  • Exception: In Rupert the side street setback may be reduced to ten feet when no other building on the block or the adjacent block uses the side street as a front street.

Side


  • Cities: 5 feet from property line
  • County: 5 feet from property line

Rear


  • Cities: 5 feet from property line
  • County: 5 feet from property line

Exceptions


  • In Heyburn when garage doors face an alley, a twenty-foot setback is required.
  • In Rupert storage or out building may be located on a rear property line when there is an alley, but may not have projections over the alley right of way.
  • In addition to setback requirements no buildings are allowed to be located or constructed on easements, unless they are under 200s square feet are not placed on a permanent foundation and are readily moveable. Specifics for easements are recorded with deeds and are usually part of the information obtained at the time of purchase. This information can also be obtained from the applicable City's public works department.
Note: It is the responsibility of the owner to be aware of all applicable easements. If property lines are not easily discernible a survey will be required at the expense of the owner.