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For more information, please visit Section 2103  of the Zoning Ordinance.

The following are requirements for a pole barn:

• Lot must be zoned for residential use.
• Lot may not be in a platted subdivision.
• Lot must be 1.5 acres or more.
• Lot must have 150 feet or greater frontage.
• Setbacks from side or rear lot lines shall not be less than ten feet.
• The height of such building shall not be more than 20 feet.
• The accessory building shall only be erected in a rear yard and may exceed the ground floor area of the main building but shall not exceed other lot area coverage requirements of this ordinance.
• All building and construction codes of the township shall be complied with.

A permit for pole barns requires a Building Permit Application found on the Building Permits, Applications, & Forms page.


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