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Tyler T

Beach Lover
Aug 24, 2010
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Does anyone know what the current setback is from building on the water in SoWal? I heard 50 feet for most lots on any waterway like creek, lake, bayou, river, etc. Excluding special circumstances like for a WaterColor or some similar development or individual subdivisions that might have covenants requiring certain setbacks.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Matt J

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May 9, 2007
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It actually depends on the water. Gulf front is different as there are other aspects like fine nice and CCL lines. I don't have exact numbers, but I'm sure planning could answer for you very quickly. There are also exceptions for small lots.
 

Matt J

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May 9, 2007
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Depends Also on when you’re lot was plated. If before 1996, there’s a lot more flexibility

You're referring to "lots of record" many of those retain smaller setbacks in normal instances, but don't override water setbacks.

For instance my home is on a "lot of record" and allows me to have side setbacks of 5 feet instead of the 7.5 currently in place.
 
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