Residential Estates Zones RE-15, RE-20

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3-1 Purpose and Intent

The major purpose of the RE-15 and RE-20 Zones is to provide and protect residential development at a low density in a semi-agricultural or rural environment. It is also to provide for certain rural amenities on larger minimum lots, in conjunction with the primary residential nature of the zone.

3-2 Permitted Uses

  1. Accessory building or use customarily incidental to a permitted or conditional use
  2. Agriculture and agricultural experiment station
  3. Animals and fowl kept for family food production as an incidental and accessory use to the residential use of the lot
  4. Church, synagogue or similar building used for regular religious worship
  5. Cluster subdivision, in accordance with Chapter 22B of this Zoning Ordinance
  6. Corral, stable or building for keeping of animals or fowl, provided such building shall be located not less than one hundred (100) feet from a public street, and not less than twenty-five (25) feet from any side or rear lot line
  7. Golf course, except miniature golf
  8. Greenhouse and nursery limited to sale of material produced on premises and with no retail shop operation
  9. Home Occupations
  10. Household pets
  11. Parking lot accessory to use permitted in this zone
  12. Private stables; horses for private use only, and provided that not more than one (1) horse may be kept for each one-half (1/2) acre of land used for horses within any lot and no horses shall be kept on any lot of less than one-half (1/2) acre in area
  13. Public building; public park, recreation grounds and associated buildings, public schools; private educational institutions having a curriculum similar to that ordinarily given in public schools
  14. Single family dwelling
  15. Temporary building or use incidental to construction work. Such building shall be removed upon the completion or abandonment of the construction work

3-3 Permitted Uses Requiring 40,000 Square Feet Minimum Lot Area

  1. Chinchilla raising

3-4 Permitted Uses Requiring Five Acres Minimum Lot Area

  1. Farms devoted to the hatching, raising (including fattening as incident to raising) of chickens, turkeys or other fowl, rabbit, fish, frogs or beaver hatched or raised on the premises
  2. Raising and grazing of horses, cattle, sheep or goats, including the supplementary feeding of such animals, provided that such raising or grazing is not a part of, nor conducted in conjunction with any livestock feed yard, livestock sales yard, slaughterhouse, animal by-products business or commercial riding academy

3-5 Conditional Uses

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a Conditional Use Permit as provided in Chapter 22C of this Zoning Ordinance.

  1. Child Day Care or Nursery
  2. Educational/Institutional Identification Sign
  3. Private park, playground or recreation grounds and buildings not open to the general public and to which no admission is made but not including privately owned commercial amusement business
  4. Planned Residential Unit Development in accordance with Chapter 22D of this Zoning Ordinance
  5. Public utility substation
  6. Residential Facilities for Handicapped Persons meeting the requirements of Chapter 23-26 of this Ordinance
  7. Residential Facility for Elderly Persons meeting the requirements of Chapter 23-28 of this Ordinance
  8. Water storage reservoir developed by a public agency and meeting requirements of Chapter 26 of this Zoning Ordinance
  9. Small Wind Energy System

3-6 Conditional Uses Requiring Five Acres Minimum Lot Area

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a Conditional Uses Permit as provided in Chapter 22C of this Ordinance.

  1. Private Dog Kennel, for non-commercial purposes subject to the following:
    1. No more than ten (10) dogs older than ten (10 weeks,
    2. A minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from any lot line, one-hundred (100) feet from a property line adjacent to a street, and seventy-five (75) feet from a dwelling on an adjacent lot.

3-7 Site Development Standards for RE-15 and RE-20 Zones

Zone RE-15 RE-20
Minimum lot area
  Uses listed in 3-2 & 3-5 15,000 ft2 20,000 ft2
  Uses listed in 3-3 40,000 ft2 40,000 ft2
  Uses listed in 3-4 5 acres 5 acres
Minimum lot width 100 ft 100 ft
Minimum yard setbacks
  a. Front 30 ft 30 ft
  b. Side
     i. Dwelling 10 ft[1] 10 ft[1]
     ii. Other main building 20 ft each side 20 ft each side
     iii. Accessory building 10 ft[2] 10 ft[2]
     iv. Accessory building > 1,000 ft2 [3] [3]
  c. Side (facing street on corner lot) 20 ft 20 ft
  d. Rear
     i. Main building 30 ft 30 ft
     ii. Accessory building 1 ft[4] 1 ft[4]
Main building height
  a. Minimum one story one story
  b. Maximum 35 ft 35 ft
Accessory building height 25 ft[5] 25 ft[5]
  1. 1.0 1.1 10 ft with total width of two side yards not less than 24 ft.
  2. 2.0 2.1 10 ft except one foot if located at least 6 ft in rear of main building.
  3. 3.0 3.1 For storage of personal equipment and materials see chapter 23-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 1 foot except 10 feet where accessory building rears on side yard of adjacent corner lot.
  5. 5.0 5.1 25 ft unless meeting requirements of Chapter 23-29, Large Accessory Buildings.

3-8 Sign Regulations

The height, size and location of the following permitted signs shall be in accordance with the regulations set forth in Chapter 23 of this Zoning Ordinance.

  1. Business signs - for legal non-conforming commercial or industrial use including flat, freestanding, projecting, temporary or wall type signs
  2. Name Plates - flat or wall type
  3. Identification and Information Signs - directional, flat, freestanding, projecting, temporary or wall type signs
  4. Property Signs - directional, flat, freestanding, projecting, temporary or wall type signs
  5. Service Signs - directional, flat, freestanding, or projecting type signs

Blue Explanation Point.png The Residential Estates Zones RE-15, RE-20 has been re-formatted from the original for Internet accessibility, and may contain inadvertent errors and/or omissions. It is provided as a public convenience, for informational purposes only. Official Weber County Code Ordinances, in their original format, are available through the Office of the County Clerk/Auditor and at the County Library Branches.


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