Raleigh (City), North Carolina
|Name||An Ordinance to Facilitate the Creation of Tiny Houses – PENDING / NOT YET EFFECTIVE|
|Zoning Districts||R-1, R-2, R-4, R-6, R-10, RX, OX, NX, CX, DX|
|Municipal Code||Ordinance TC-6-21 Tiny Houses|
This PENDING ordinance (TC-6-21 Tiny Houses) allows as a permitted use Tiny Houses up to 600 sf in size in all residential and some mixed-use zoning districts as permanent single-dwelling units. It also calls for the use of Tiny Houses in Cottage Courts (in all zones except R-1 and DX) as well as Accessory Dwelling Units.
This ordinance is PENDING text change to the Unified Development Ordinance (Supp. No. 14 – Published October, 2021). On October 26, 2021, the Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend tiny houses. For more information, see Text Change Cases.
Planning and Zoning Department
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Permits and Inspections, Suite 400
Updated: July 2021 – Loran
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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.
Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.
ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit
DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles
IB — Industrialized Buildings
IRC — International Residential Code
PUD — Planned Unit Development
RV — Recreational Vehicle
SF — Single Family Dwelling
T — Transitional Housing
UDO — Unified Development Ordinance
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