What are setbacks?

Property setbacks are ordinances established by Battle Ground Municipal Code that outline where construction or modifications can occur. Specifically, a setback is the distance from the property line to a structure. Setbacks are established to preserve open space and building separation in development and are required to be met prior to building permit issuance. Setbacks are verified via plot plan submittal/review.

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1. Why is a permit required?
2. When is a permit required?
3. What is needed to apply?
4. What is the Residential Building Permit Review Process?
5. What are setbacks?
6. When is Structural Engineering Required?
7. Do I need a permit for electrical, mechanical, and/or plumbing work?