New Lenox, IL asked in Land Use & Zoning for Florida

Q: Being denied building a pool in bc it is more than 20% of the total land. Shouldn’t it be 65% total for house and pool?

Section 517.6 of the LDC states, “Principal structures shall not cover more than forty-five (45) percent of the total lot area. Accessory structures may cover up to an additional twenty (20) percent of the total lot area beyond that allowed for the principal structure”

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It appears to me that there is a disagreement regarding the area of the proposed pool. You write that you are being denied a permit because the proposed pool would be more than 20% of the lot area. If that is correct, assuming a pool is an "accessory structure", you are asking to be able to build structures totaling more than 65% of the total lot area, and the permit is properly denied.

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