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A variance is a use not permitted in a specific zone. A special Exception is a use generally compatible with a particular zone once specified criteria have been met.
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Accessory use, building or structure means a use, building or structure on the same lot with, and of a nature customarily incidental and subordinate to, the principal use, building or structure.
A Right of Way is the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another. Example: The land used by a public utility.
Setbacks are distances between structures and property lines, and vary depending on the zoning district. Information for setback requirements for each zoning district can be found in section 240 of the Township codebook of Ordinances: https://library.municode.com/pa/kennett_township/codes/code_of_ordinances
The specific purpose for which land or a structure is designed, arranged, intended, occupied or maintained.
Accessory Use - A use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use or building and located on the same lot with this principal use or building.
Principal use - The main or primary use of property or structures.
A use, whether of land or of structure, which does not comply with the applicable use provisions in this chapter or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such use was lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this chapter or amendment, or prior to the application of this chapter or amendment to its location by reason of annexation.
Answer: Maybe! Fences 6 ft. high or shorter do not require a permit. Fences higher than 6' are considered structures and do require a permit. Fences may not be located within any drainage easement or street right-of-way.
Yes, However, There are exceptions like, non profit, political, religious, educational (and others). Please consult with the Townships Zoning officer. Signs may not be placed in the Right of Way.
Yes, Kennett Township currently does not regulate chickens on properties.
Yes, however, it should be located at least 5 ft. from the rear or side of the property line. Special consideration should be taken into the location of the pile compared to waterways and neighbors.
The Township does not have records of property lines. We recommend you contact a surveyor. Your deed will provide you with the coordinates. You can obtain a copy of your deed via the Chester County Recorder of Deeds website or at their offices in West Chester.