Tiny House Defined as Single-Family Dwelling Unit

El Paso (County), Colorado


Name Tiny House Defined as Single-Family Dwelling Unit
Municipality El Paso (County)
Zoning Districts Some Residential Lots, Agricultural Districts and RV Parks
Effective Date 12/13/2017
Municipal Code Chapter 1; 1.15 - Definitions
Code Link https://library.municode.com/co/el_paso_county/codes/land_development_code?nodeId=CH1INPR_1.15DESPTEPH
Authority Planning and Community Development


Tiny House:  A unit built on a permanent chassis, with no attached motor as the means of propulsion, constructed to ANSI RVIA standards or certified by a licensed professional structural engineer, to be used as a dwelling unit with the exterior appearance of a single-family dwelling unit. This definition also applies to tiny houses on a single lot and within a recreational vehicle park.

Table 5.1 – Principal Uses

Key Contacts

Planning and Community Development
2880 International Circle, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 520-6300

Staff Directory


Source: https://www.elpasoco.com/

Updated:  March 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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