What are my setbacks?

Setbacks are the minimum distance (measured in feet) from a building to the front, side and rear property lines or any other lot line to the nearest structure placed on the property, excluding eaves of less than 24 inches. Jefferson County’s minimum rear and side setbacks are 5 feet. Generally, Jefferson County’s setbacks are:

  • 20 feet from minor collectors or local access
  • 20 feet from private roads and ingress/egress easements
  • 30 feet from any major collector roads
  • 35 feet from any minor arterial roads
  • 50 feet from any principal arterial roads

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