Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
HOW MUCH SPACE IS REQUIRED BETWEEN A HOUSE AND THE REAR BOUNDARY OF THE PROPERTY? DOES IT MATTER IF SOME OF THAT SPACE IS USED AS A ROAD TO ACCESS ADJACENT PROPERTY?

ANSWER:
Thank you for contacting the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Property line and specifically setback regulations are handled through the L.A. County Department of Regional Planning. We have provided a link to their website below for your convenience. Alternatively, you may visit the regional planning representative Monday through Friday at the Building and Safety District Field Office shown below. We recommend you call for an appointment. Thank you for your inquiry.

Calabasas District Field Office
4111 N. Las Virgenes Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 880-4150


Links:
  L.A. County Department of Regional Planning
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