Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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§ 21-18A.1 Open Deck Defined.

[Ord. #1098; Ord. #1429, 5-29-2001, amended]
An "open deck" is a raised platform not enclosed by walls, glass, screens, roofing or otherwise except for railings which are no less than 50% open.

§ 21-18A.2 Compliance with Rear Yard Requirements.

[Ord. #1098]
No variance from rear yard setback requirements of the Land Development Chapter shall be required for the erection of a deck in a residential zone, provided that the following conditions are met:
a. 
The deck is an open deck as defined in Subsection 21-18A.1, and is no larger than 600 square feet in area.
[Ord. #1429, 5-29-2001, amended]
b. 
The erection of the deck does not require a variance from the side yard setback requirements of the Land Development Ordinance.
c. 
The surface area of the deck, including stairways and railings, may not protrude into the rear yard setback by more than 50% of the minimum rear yard setback requirement for that zone.
d. 
No part of the surface area of the deck is closer than 15 feet to the rear lot line.