What are my building setbacks?

Building setbacks are established by the base zoning districts. The following table illustrates the minimum building setbacks by zoning district and the Shoreland Overlay District:

 

R-1 District Section 1241

INS District Section 1242

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Shoreland Overlay District Section 1243

PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS

Front Yard

100 feet

100 feet

 

Side Yard:
Corner (abutting a street) Interior

100 feet 50 feet

100 feet 50 feet

 

Rear Yard

50 feet

50 feet

 

Setback from Lake Ordinary High Water Mark

   

200 feet

Building Setback From Street

   

100 feet

Sewage System Setback From Ordinary High Water Mark

   

150 feet

ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

Front Yard

100 feet

100 feet

 

Side Yard

25 feet

25 feet

See Note Below

Rear Yard

25 feet

25 feet

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Note: Refer to Section 1243 of the Sunfish Lake Zoning Ordinance for accessory equipment structures and buildings in the Shoreland Overlay District.

We are a small community proud of our heritage and committed to the preservation of our pristine, rural character. We cherish our privacy, yet know we are part of a thriving Dakota County and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. With these partnerships in mind, we strive to preserve that unique spirit which is Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.