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The RM Zoning Bylaw previously required that all accessory buildings (i.e. garages, shops, outbuildings, etc.) within multi-parcel country residential subdivisions be limited in floor area to be no larger than the floor area of the principal building (i.e. residence).
Recently Council changed the regulations to allow for the maximum combined floor area of accessory buildings to be tied to the size of the parcel within multi-parcel country residential subdivisions.
Accessory buildings now can have a maximum combined floor area no greater in size than:
In addition, no one accessory building is permitted to have a maximum floor area greater in size than the principal dwelling. So while any one building cannot be larger than the principal dwelling, you can have any amount of accessory buildings, that meet setbacks and other requirements, that combine to the total maximum floor area listed above.
Additional amendments that were made include:
If you are located in a multi-parcel country residential subdivision and want to construct a new accessory building, please contact the RM Planning Department with your legal land location at 306-242-9303 or email@example.com.