Yes, a Tiny Home that is not on wheels requires a Building Permit and is treated as a single-family dwelling. A Tiny Home that is on wheels requires a Miscellaneous Permit, but is only allowed in the Mobile Home zone district or a Planned Development that allows mobile homes.
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Planning & Zoning has no minimum size requirement for permanent residences if the structure can meet the current building code requirements. For more information about the building code, please contact the Building Division.
A tiny home is considered a single-family dwelling unless it is on wheels. If it is on wheels, then it needs to be within a Mobile Home Park zone district or a Planned Development that allows for mobile homes/RVs. All of our residential zoning districts, Residential, Mountain Residential, Suburban Residential, Agricultural, and some Planned Developments, allow for single-family dwellings.
To live in a recreational vehicle on your property, you must be granted an Administrative Exception for Temporary Living Quarters. Please refer to Section 3 of the Zoning Resolution for the qualifications of this Administrative Exception. A building permit for a primary dwelling must be obtained before this permission can be given.
Unless camping is a permitted use in your zone district, then camping is only allowed on residential properties for two-weeks (cumulative) out of a year.
Yes, if your building plans can meet the current building code requirements. A container home would be treated as a single-family residence. For more information about the current building code, please contact the Building Division.