What is a "Setback" and what are mine?

A setback is the line on a lot, parallel or symmetric to a lot line, located a sufficient distance there from to provide the minimum yards required by this chapter.  Each Zoning District has defined setbacks for each lot as outlined in the Zoning Ordinance Section 28-35.  To Identify your Zoning district please use the Zoning Map to locate your property and Zoning District or call (540) 658-8668.  The link below will provide you access to the interactive maps through GIS.   Please provide your parcel address or your tax map identification to locate your property.  

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3. What is a Zoning Determination?
4. House has junk and trash everywhere outside, what can I do?
5. When should I make a complaint or tall grass involving a property in my neighborhood, who would I contact?
6. They make a lot of noise, who do I call?
7. What is a "Setback" and what are mine?
8. What is a commercial vehicle?
9. Where can I build a shed or a detached garage and how big can it be?
10. Can I build an addition or deck onto my home?
11. Can I make an apartment for my parents at my home?
12. Is it possible to have a daycare in my home?
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14. What is RPA or CRPA?
15. What is an easement and how close can I build to it?
16. Will Stafford County take down my neighbors dead tree?
17. What do I need to Install a fence on my property?
18. Where can I locate a pool on my property?
19. Can I put up a Yard Sale Sign?