How close can my patio / driveway / sidewalk be to my property line?

A patio for residential use, typically concrete, brick, pavers or other masonry material construction at existing grade level, cannot be located in any of the required setbacks.  The required setbacks are based on the zoning of the property, ranging from; a side yard setback anywhere between 0 feet to 10 feet, a rear yard setback between 20 feet and 30 feet, and a maximum total lot coverage (how much of the lot can be covered in structures or paving) of 50% to 80%. If a patio is 100 square feet or less, a zoning certificate is not required.  The fee for a Zoning Certificate (PDF) is $25. However, if any of the work is proposed to be in the City Right-of-Way, a permit is also required through the Public Works Department.

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1. What do I need a Zoning Permit for and how long does it take?
2. Do I need a permit for a temporary shed, or a shed on skids?
3. Does my contractor need to be licensed?
4. Do I need a permit for an inflatable swimming pool?
5. Do I need a permit for a hot tub?
6. I am replacing an existing fence. Do I need a permit?
7. How close to the property line can I put my fence?
8. Is there a copy of previous site plan for my property in your office?
9. How close can my patio / driveway / sidewalk be to my property line?
10. Are there certain things that I am restricted from building on my property in my subdivision?
11. Do I have different rules since I live on a corner lot?
12. I am replacing the sign face at my business location, with no increase in the sign dimensions. Do I need a new permit?
13. How many signs are allowed for a commercial business?
14. Who do I make the check out to? Does the Planning Department accept credit cards?
15. How soon after an application has been submitted can I begin work?
16. Can I park my car in my yard?
17. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
18. Is it a law that I have to have the address displayed on my home or business?
19. My dog lives outside and the neighbors have informed me that he barks all of the time, am I violating any laws?
20. I am selling my home - am I allowed to place a sale sign between the curb and the sidewalk?
21. I received a citation from a Code Enforcement Officer. What do I do next?
22. I am replacing an existing structure. Do I need a permit?
23. How can I add to my driveway or parking on my property?