Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

50.        Accessory Uses and Buildings

50.1         Accessory Uses and Buildings: General

  1. A Use shall be Accessory to a Permitted or Discretionary Use which is a principal Use on the Site, if such Use complies with the definition of Accessory in this Bylaw. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Accessory parking may be on the same Site as the principal Use or comply with subsection 54.2(2) of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Accessory Uses and buildings are permitted in a Zone when Accessory to a principal Use which is a Permitted Use in that same Zone and for which a Development Permit has been issued.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Accessory Uses and buildings are discretionary in a Zone when Accessory to a principal Use which is a Discretionary Use in that same Zone and for which a Development Permit has been issued.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. Where any building or structure on a Site is attached to a principal building on the Site by a roof, an open or enclosed structure above Grade, a floor or a foundation greater than 1.0 m above Grade, it is a part of the principal building and is not an Accessory building.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. An Accessory building or structure on a corner Site or a Double Fronting Site, in any Zone, shall be subject to the Front Setback requirements for the Site as determined by Section 43 of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 13228

December 5, 2002

  1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Sign may be approved as an Accessory Use. Signs may only be approved as a Use if they are listed as a Use in a Direct Control Provision or if they are a Permitted or Discretionary Use in the Zone.

50.2        Accessory Buildings in Non-residential Zones

Bylaw 14679

August 28, 2007

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. In any Zone other than a Residential or a Natural Area Zone, an Accessory building or structure is subject to the Development Regulations for that Zone.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 50.2(1), an Accessory building or structure on a Site in a non-residential Zone which abuts a Site in a Residential Zone shall not be less than 1.5 m from the boundary of the Site in the Residential Zone.

50.3        Accessory Buildings in Residential Zones

In a Residential Zone:

 

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17247

June 22, 2015

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. an Accessory building or structure shall not be used as a Dwelling, except where it contains a Garden Suite in accordance with Section 87, or a Blatchford Lane Suite in accordance with Section 997.

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. when an Accessory building or structure contains a Garden Suite, it shall be developed in accordance with Section 87 of this Bylaw and subsections 50.3(3) to 50.3(5) shall not apply.

Bylaw 14757

March 10, 2008

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17247

June 22, 2015

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

  1. an Accessory building or structure shall not exceed 4.3 m in Height, except:

  1. as provided in the RPLt, RF4t, RF5t, TSDR, TSLR, BRH, BLMR, and BMR Zones, where the maximum Garage Height shall not exceed 5.0 m;

  2.  in the case of a Garage containing a Blatchford Lane Suite, where the Height shall be in accordance with Section 997; and

  3. as provided in subsections 50.4, 50.5.

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009

Bylaw 15632

December 13, 2010

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. the Site Coverage of Accessory buildings or structures shall not exceed 12%, unless a different standard is prescribed within the regulations contained within the relevant Zone.

Bylaw 16488

July 2, 2013

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. Accessory buildings and structures shall be located on an Interior Site as follows:

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

July 2, 2013

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. an Accessory building or structure shall be located not less than 18.0 m from the Front Lot Line, unless it complies with the Setback requirements for a principal building;

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. an Accessory building or structure shall be located not less than 0.9 m from the Side Lot Line, except where it is a mutual Garage erected on the common property line to the satisfaction of the Development Officer, or where a Garage is placed on the common property line in accordance with the provisions of the RPL Zone, or where the Accessory building does not exceed the permitted fence Height;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

  1. an Accessory building or structure shall be located not less than 0.9 m from a principal building and any other Accessory building or structure;

Bylaw 16488

July 2, 2013

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. subject to subsection 50.3(5)(e), an Accessory building or structure which exceeds 1.85 m in Height shall be located at not less than 0.6 m from the Rear Lot Line;

Bylaw 12923

March 15, 2002

Bylaw 14444

May 1, 2007

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. where the Accessory building is a detached Garage and where the vehicle doors of the detached Garage face a Lane abutting the Site, no portion of the Garage shall be located less than 4.88 m from the Rear Lot Line, except in the following cases:

Bylaw 15632

December 13, 2010

  1. on any Site governed by the RPL , RF5, RF6 or UCRH Zone, the minimum distance from the Rear Lot Line to a detached Garage where the vehicle doors face the Lane shall be 2.75 m;

  2. on any Site zoned RF4 that has a Site width of less than 10.4 m, the minimum distance from the Rear Lot Line to a detached Garage where the vehicle doors face the Lane shall be 2.75 m;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. those lots within the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay, where the regulations in Section 814.3 shall apply; and

  1. if the principal building was developed before October 2, 1961, this distance may be reduced, provided that the placement of the proposed Garage is consistent with the placement of other existing Garages in the same block.

Bylaw 17247

June 22, 2015

  1. on any Site governed by the BRH Zone, the minimum distance from the Rear Lot Line to a detached Garage where the vehicle doors face the Lane shall be 1.2 m.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. Accessory buildings and structures shall be located on a corner Site as follows:

Bylaw 15735

 

 

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. in addition to the provisions of subsection 50.3(4)(b), and subject to subsection 50.3(5)(b), the distance between an Accessory building and the lot line running parallel to any flanking public roadway, other than a Lane, shall not be less than the Side Setback required for the principal building; and

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. where an Accessory building is a detached Garage, and where the vehicle doors of the detached Garage face any flanking public roadway other than a Lane, the distance between the Garage and the lot line running parallel to that flanking public roadway shall not be less than 4.5 m. If the principal building was developed before October 2, 1961, the distance may be reduced, if the placement of the proposed Garage is consistent with the placement of other existing Garages in the same block.

50.4        Accessory Buildings in the (NA) Natural Areas Protection Zone

Bylaw 14679

August 28, 2007

Bylaw 14934

June 16, 2008

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

  1. Purpose of the Accessory building:

In accordance with the Natural Area Management Plan for a specific Natural Area, an Accessory building can only be constructed for the specific purpose of servicing the Natural Area.

 

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. Size of the Accessory building:

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

  1. An Accessory building shall not exceed 4.0 m in Height.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. An Accessory building floor area shall not exceed 15 m2.

50.5         Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. A Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall, except as is provided in subsection 50.5(4):

  1. be a free-standing, ground-mounted unit;

  2. be located in a Rear Yard only;

  3. be located so that no portion, when rotated, is within 0.9 m of any lot line, with the exception that no portion, when rotated, shall be closer than 4.5 m to a lot line abutting a flanking public roadway, other than a Lane;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

  1. be limited to a maximum Height of 5.0 m. For the purpose of this subsection 50.5 only, the maximum Height of a Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall be determined by measuring from the point at which the main support enters the typical ground surface, to the highest point of the Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna, resting in its highest possible position; and

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. form part of the calculation of total Site Coverage for Accessory structures, to be calculated using the area of the dish circumference.

  1. A Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall not be illuminated, nor shall it have any advertising words or graphics displayed on it.

  2. A Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall be Landscaped to screen the base of the antenna and reduce the negative visual impact on adjacent properties.

Bylaw 16488

July 2, 2013

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 50.5(1):

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

  1. the Development Officer shall allow a Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna to be mounted on the roof of a non-residential building or on the roof of Apartment Housing containing more than 12 Dwellings, provided that the Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna complies with the provisions of subsections 50.5(4), 50.5(5), and 50.5(6); and

  2. a roof-mounted Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall be allowed where the applicant can demonstrate that a ground-mounted unit would prohibit adequate reception of broadcasts. The impediments to the reception of broadcasts by a typical free-standing, ground-mounted unit shall be clearly identified on a diagram or Site plan, provided in accordance with subsection 13.2 of this Bylaw;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. In the case of a roof-mounted Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna allowed pursuant to subsection 50.5(4)(a), an antenna may exceed the Height of the building on which it is mounted, provided that the maximum Height shall not be greater than that provided in the regulations of the Zone governing the Site.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. In the case of any roof-mounted Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna which is allowed by the Development Officer pursuant to subsection 50.5(4)(b), a Satellite Signal Receiving Antenna shall:

  1. if mounted on any other Accessory structure, have a maximum Height of 10.0 m;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. if mounted on the principal building, have a maximum Height of 11.5 m at its highest point, but in no case shall the Height of the antenna exceed the highest point of the principal building; and

  1. not be visible from the Front Yard of the Site.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

50.6         Amateur Radio Antenna and Support Structure

  1. An Amateur Radio Antenna and Support structure shall:

  1. be a free-standing, ground-mounted unit;

  2. be located in a Rear Yard only;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. be located so that no portion is within 0.9 m of any lot line, except that, on a Corner Lot, no portion shall be closer than 4.5 m to any lot line abutting a flanking public roadway, other than a Lane;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. be limited to a maximum Height of 18.0 m at its highest point. For the purpose of subsection 50.6 only, the Height of a ground-mounted Amateur Radio Antenna and Support Structure shall be determined by measurement from the point at which the support structure enters the typical ground surface, to the top of the antenna at its highest position; and

  2. not be illuminated, nor shall it have attached to it any advertising, graphics, flags or other elements unrelated to its function as a component of a radio signal transmitting and receiving device.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. where applicable, be in accordance with the most current City Policy C471 - Policy for Siting Telecommunications Facilities.

  1. An Amateur Radio antenna and Support Structure shall not be illuminated, nor shall it have attached to it any advertising, graphics, flags or other elements unrelated to its function as a component of a radio signal transmitting and receiving device.

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

  1. Landscaping shall be provided around the base of an Amateur Radio Antenna and Support Structure to screen the base of the structure and reduce the negative visual impact on adjacent properties, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.

  2. Notwithstanding subsection 50.5(1) of this Bylaw, a roof-mounted unit shall be allowed, where the applicant can demonstrate that a ground-mounted unit would prohibit adequate transmission or reception of radio signals. The Amateur Radio Antenna and Support Structure of a roof-mounted unit shall be installed on the roof of a building to a maximum combined Height of 18.0 m from the typical ground surface to its highest point.

Bylaw 17934

April 10, 2017

50.7         Solar Collectors

  1. Unless otherwise specified in this Bylaw, Solar Collectors shall comply with the following:

  1. in a Zone where the maximum permitted Height is 12.0 m or less:

  1. a Solar Collector mounted on the roof of a building may project:

  1. a maximum of 0.5 m from the surface of a roof, when located 2.0 m or less from the wall of the building;

  2. in all other cases, a maximum of 1.5 m from the surface of a roof;

  1. notwithstanding subsection 50.7(1)(a)(i), a Solar Collector shall not extend more than 1.5 m above the maximum permitted Height of the Zone or Overlay;

  2. a Solar Collector mounted on a roof must not extend beyond the eave or outermost edge of the roof;

  3. notwithstanding Section 44, a Solar Collector mounted to the wall of a building may project a maximum of:

  1. 0.6 m into an interior Side Setback, provided a minimum of 0.6 m is maintained between the property line and the Solar Collector; and

  2. 1.5 m into all other Setbacks, provided a minimum of 0.6 m is maintained between the property line and the Solar Collector;

  1. notwithstanding Section 44, where a Solar Collector is mounted to the wall of a building and projects into an interior Side Setback, the total length shall not exceed one third of the length of the wall it is mounted to; and

  2. where a Solar Collector is mounted to the wall of a building or forms a structural component of a wall, monolithic and monochromatic walls with low aesthetic appeal shall be avoided.

  1. in a Zone where the maximum permitted Height is greater than 12.0 m:

  1. a Solar Collector mounted on the roof of a building:

  1. may project a maximum of 1.5 m from the surface of a roof;

  2. must not extend beyond the eave or outermost edge of the roof;

  1. notwithstanding Section 44, a Solar Collector mounted to the wall of a building may project a maximum of 1.5 m into all required Setbacks, provided a minimum of  0.6 m is maintained between the property line and the Solar Collector; and

  2. Section 44(2)(b) shall not apply to a Solar Collector mounted to the wall of a building.