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Independence Township, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI  48346  248-625-5111 Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 69, Clarkston, MI  48347

 

 

 

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Requirements to Obtain a Homeowners Permit

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One (1) Plot Plan - Must display all existing structures on the property with set back dimensions from all property lines.  Also, must show placement of proposed structure with set backs from all property lines.

R1A (Single Family Residential), Minimum Lot Size - 15,000 Square Feet with 100 Feet of Road Frontage.

Front Yard Set Back, 40 Feet
Rear Yard Set Back, 50 Feet
Side Yard Set Back, 10 Feet

R1B (Suburban Residential), Minimum Lot Size - 1 Acre with 125 Feet of Road Frontage.

Front Yard Set Back, 40 Feet
Rear Yard Set Back, 50 Feet
Side Yard Set Back, 10 Feet

R1C (Suburban Farm Residential), Minimum Lot Size - 1 Acres with 200 Feet of Road Frontage.

Front Yard Set Back, 75 Feet
Rear Yard Set Back, 50 Feet
Side Yard Set Back, 10 Feet

R1R (Rural Residential), Minimum Lot Size - 3 Acres with 200 Feet of Road Frontage.

Front Yard Set Back, 75 Feet
Rear Yard Set Back, 75 Feet
Side Yard Set Back, 50 Feet

Requirements

Two (2) sets of Construction Plans - Must be reasonably accurate.  Plans must be ruled on plain paper.  Display of plans must include front and side view of structure with all related dimensions, window and door locations and roof line.  It must also include a cross section showing roof truss construction and materials used; stud wall construction and materials used; and foundation.

Minimum House Sizes:

Ranch 1000 Square Feet
Two-Story Minimum of 800 Square Feet on 1st Level, 1600 Square Feet Overall
Quad Level Same as Two-Story
Tri-Level 850 Square Feet on Main Level, 1000 Square Feet Overall
Bi-Level 850 Square Feet on Main Level, 1000 Square Feet Overall

Lot Line Definition

A line dividing one lot from another, or from any other piece or parcel or property of whatever nature, or from a street, or from any other use of any kind whatsoever.

  • Front lot line - In the case of an interior lot abutting upon one public or private street, the front lot line shall mean the line separating such lot from such street right-of-way.  In the case of a corner or double frontage lot, the front lot line shall be that line separating said lot from that street which is designated as the front street in the plat and in the request for a building permit.
  • Rear lot line - Ordinarily that lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line of the lot.  In the case of an irregular triangular, or gore-shaped lot, a line ten (10) feet in length entirely within the lot parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line of the lot shall be considered to be the rear lot line for the purpose of determining depth or rear yard.  In cases where none of these definitions are applicable, the Board of Appeals shall designate the rear lot line.
  • Side lot line - Any lot lines not a front line or a rear lot line.  A side lot line separating a lot from a street is a side street lot line.  A side lot line separating a lot from another lot or lots is an interior side lot line.
  • Street or alley lot line - A lot line separating the lot from the right-of-way of a street or an alley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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