picture of town fountain

Accessory Requirements

NEWS
EVENTS
MEETINGS
News Icon

Enter the Community CloseUP website photo contest!

News Icon

The Arbor - May 2021.

News Icon

 Enroll in UPPD’s Citizens’ Police Academy.

News Icon

Resumption of "close-contact" City services.

News Icon

COVID-19 Updates and Information.

News Icon

April 2021 UPdate.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 12 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 19 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 26 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - City Council Meeting

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, May 11, 2021- Planning & Zoning Meeting

VIEW ALL NEWS VIEW ALL EVENTS VIEW ALL MEETINGS
Any New Construction of, Additions to, or Remodeling Within an Accessory Structure Must be Permitted and Meet the Following Restrictions:
  • Accessory buildings shall not be used for rental purposes or barter exchange.
  • Accessory buildings may be occupied only by immediate family members and/or full-time domestic servants.
  • Bathrooms and other plumbing facilities are allowed. Kitchen, cooking and food preparation facilities located in accessory buildings designed or used for residential living and associated with single-family use of the property are permitted once a Deed Restriction for kitchens in Accessory Buildings has been filed with Dallas County.
  • All utilities (elect., phone, etc.) must come from the main residential structure on the property.  Separate meters are prohibited.

Accessory Buildings Must Meet the Following Setback Requirements:
  • 3 ft. minimum setback from interior property line to closest point of structure.
  • On corner lots, must meet the side building line setback for the zoning district in which it is located.
  • 3 ft. minimum setback from the rear property line.  A greater setback is required if there are openings above 12’-6”, or if an opening is formed for a garage door.
  • 6 ft. minimum setback from the structure to the main building.
  • 15 ft. minimum setback from the main building if attached by a breezeway.
  • Maximum plate line height of 12’-6”. Maximum overall height of 25 ft.

Contact the Community Development Department to obtain other requirements such as maximum lot coverage, wall heights, etc. at 214-987-5411.