Part 2 — Unified Development Ordinance Definitions
City of Andover Unified Development Manual
YARD: Open space on a parcel of land which is unoccupied by above-grade structures, except for permitted obstructions. 1. Permitted Obstructions. See Zoning Regulations, Section 3-102G for Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards , which may include patios, awnings, steps, bay windows, eaves, gutters, chimneys, window wells, arbors, trellises, flagpoles, basketball goals, ornamental lights, parking areas, and fences. a. Garages, carports, porches, decks and wing walls attached to principal buildings are not permitted obstructions. b. Permitted obstructions may not be attached to accessory structures such as detached garages and carports. 2. FRONT YARD: The area on a parcel of land extending from the front lot line or street right-of-way line to the front setback line. a. On a corner lot , the front lot line is the shortest of the lot lines that abut a street. If 2 or more street lot lines are of equal length, or if both meet minimum lot width and lot depth requirements, then the Applicant or property owner can choose which lot line is to be the front. 3. REAR YARD: The area on a parcel of land extending from the rear lot line to the rear setback line. 4. SIDE YARD: The area on a parcel of land extending from a side lot line to the associated side setback line, excluding any area within a front yard or rear yard. a. Dimensions specified in these Zoning Regulations for "minimum side yard" refer to the required width of each side yard rather than to the total width of both side yards. 5. See STREET YARD.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: A person appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council, who is authorized to administer and enforce the requirements of these Zoning Regulations. (See Zoning Regulations, Section 10-100C for Duties of Zoning Administrator. ZONING DISTRICT: Those portions of the City's zoning jurisdiction which have uniform regulations governing the use of buildings and land, the height of buildings, the size of yards, and the intensity of use. (See Zoning Regulations, Section 5-100 for ZONING PERMIT: A certificate by which the Zoning Administrator certifies to an Applicant that their proposed structure or use conforms with these Zoning Regulations. (See Zoning Regulations, Section 10-101 for Zoning Permits.) 1. When applicable, a Zoning Permit may be issued in combination with a Building Permit as required by the building code. See Building and Construction Codes, Part 5.) tables of Andover's Zoning Districts.) ZONING LOT: See LOT/ZONING LOT.
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