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Town of Niskayuna, NY
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Chapter 220. Zoning

Article V. Supplementary Regulations

§ 220-18. Accessory structures.

[Amended 5-1-1979 by Res. No. 112; 4-4-1984 by Res. No. 102]
A. 
General.
(1) 
The regulations of this section generally apply to accessory structures other than fences. Regulations for fences are contained in § 220-25 of this chapter.
(2) 
Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, accessory structures are not permitted in the front yard of any lot.
[Amended 10-27-1992 by L.L. No. 8-1992]
(3) 
Unless otherwise specified, accessory structures shall not exceed 15 feet in height.
B. 
Accessory structures associated with single-family dwelling lots.
(1) 
Area of coverage. The total area of coverage by accessory structures shall not exceed 50% of the allowed area of coverage of the minimum permitted lot size in R-1, R-2 or R-3 Districts or actual lot size, whichever is smaller.
[Amended 10-22-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
(2) 
Number of permitted structures. There shall not be more than three accessory structures on a lot.
[Amended 10-22-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
(3) 
Minimum yard regulations for detached accessory structures.
(a) 
For corner lots, the setback from the street shall be the same for accessory structures as applies to the principal building.
(b) 
The required yard dimensions for any major accessory structure shall be the same as applies to the principal building.
[Amended 3-22-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
(c) 
Minor accessory structures are not permitted closer than five feet to the side or rear lot lines.
C. 
Accessory structures associated with multiple-family dwelling lots.
(1) 
Minimum yard regulations for detached accessory structures.
(a) 
Unless otherwise specified, detached major accessory structures shall comply with the front, rear and side yard requirements that apply to the principal building with which they are associated.
(b) 
Major accessory structures located on multiple-family dwelling lots that do not abut single-family dwelling lots may be located as close as five feet to the rear or side lot line.
(c) 
Major accessory structures located on multiple-family dwelling lots where the property line abuts a single-family dwelling lot must be located at least the same distance from the property line as applies for major accessory structures located on the abutting single-family dwelling lot.
(d) 
Minor accessory structures are not permitted closer than five feet to the side or rear lot lines.
D. 
Nonresidential lots. Unless otherwise specified, accessory structures shall comply with front, side and rear yard requirements for the principal structure to which they are accessory except that minor accessory structures may be as close as 10 feet to the rear property line.
[Amended 10-27-1992 by L.L. No. 8-1992]