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House PLan Building Codes & Restrictions

  Almost anywhere you choose to build your house plan, there will be building house plan restrictions and codes; some of these are established by the city or the county and, some are established by the development. The first set of house plan building restrictions to observe are shown on the plat as building set backs. Typically these are set backs from the front, the sides and the rear of the property. These set backs are referred to as building lines, and were originally designed to keep structures from being built too close to each other; creating fire hazards; or too close to the street, which might also be considered a hazard; Over the years as more and more land is developed, house plan building restrictions have increased a great deal in order to meet greater housing demands.


   Some standard buildingrestrictions that might apply to your building site; minimum square footage; maximum square footage; building height from existing grade to top of highest ridge; chimney height; main finish floor level height; minimum roof slope; maximum roof slope; window sizes and openings; wind ratings; fire ratings; exterior materials; septic and sewer; exterior styles; number of floor levels; fencing; mail box; Just to name a few.


   Most developments have written their own bylaws and codes that residents must follow; Some apply more house plan building restrictions then others such as; parking in the street or how many vehicles can be parked in a drive and for how long; some types of vehicles are prohibited such as motor homes or motorcycles; basketball nets; pets; noise; some restrictions may apply to holiday decorations; So check to see if the development or area you’re building in matches your lifestyle.


   In most areas you or your builder will have to submit your final house plan drawings for permit, where they will be examined to assure all of the codes and requirements within the city or county are met. In most areas your project site will be inspected several times throughout construction. This cost is incorporated into the cost of the house plan building permit. In some areas house plan building permits cost as little as $500 but in some areas the fee could be thousands of dollars. It is wise to contact your local permit office before you start the planning. These regulations greatly effect building cost and should be added to the estimate your builder prepares. Your builder should be familiar with this process and your local codes.

If the house plans you submit to the city or county are denied permit for any reason, you or your builder may apply for a variance. The request may or may not be granted and there could be an additional fee involved.



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