Can I build a second dwelling on my property?
Accessory dwelling units are generally permitted; however, the size is limited based on your zoning district. You may determine your property’s zoning district by searching for your property address on the Town’s interactive mapping site. If you have additional questions about how to determine what your zoning is, please contact the Planning Department. Once you know what your zoning is, you can use the following regulations to determine how large your second dwelling unit can be.


(a) In the Agriculture and Estate Residential Zoning Districts:
i. Minimum floor area of five hundred (500) square feet.
ii. Maximum floor area of one-half (1/2) the total floor area of the primary residence.

(b) In the R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts:
i. Minimum floor area of five hundred (500) square feet.
ii. Maximum floor area of one thousand (1,000) square feet.

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1. Am I able to have a business in my home?
2. I’d like to open a large daycare in my home, but the State tells me I need a zoning verification letter. How do I get that?
3. Can I build a second dwelling on my property?
4. I want to expand my business and need a larger building. What do I need to do to add on to my existing building?
5. What are the key functions of the Planning Department?
6. What are the setbacks on my property?
7. What does it cost to process a land use application?
8. What is my property zoned?
9. What is proposed to be developed on the land next door?
10. What is the role of Planning Commission?
11. What is the Town of Frederick Comprehensive Plan?
12. Who is developing the land adjacent to my property?