Tiny Houses in Pocket Neighborhoods (PUDs)

Rockledge (City), Florida


Name Tiny Houses in Pocket Neighborhoods (PUDs)
Municipality Rockledge (City)
Zoning Districts RMS (Redevelopment Mixed Use) or PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Effective Date 09/23/2015
Municipal Code Land Development Regulation; Part VII – Subdivisions; Section 70.90
Code Link https://library.municode.com/fl/rockledge/codes/land_development_regulations_?nodeId=LADERE_PTVIISU_S70.70SUSUPRPR_S70.90TIHOPONE
Authority Planning / Zoning Department


A tiny house shall be defined as a principal residential dwelling that has a square footage of between 170 and 1,100. Tiny Houses are only permitted within the Redevelopment Mixed Use district (RMU) or a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in a Pocket Neighborhood setting.

A tiny house on wheels (THOW), for the purposes of these Guidelines, is a structure which is intended as a full-time residence or year-round rental property.

A minimum of four (4) tiny houses and maximum of twelve (12) tiny houses per pocket neighborhood. Twenty-five (25) percent of these house sites may be for THOWs.

The minimum lot area per dwelling unit shall be of one thousand two hundred (1,200) square feet. Maximum lot area per dwelling unit shall be three thousand (3,000) square feet. Maximum lot coverage forty (40) percent for structure, porches and drives thirty (30) percent. Minimum width per lot shall be eighteen (18) feet. Maximum width per lot thirty (30) feet. Minimum length per lot fifty (50) feet. Maximum length per lot one hundred (100) feet.

Must meet the tie down and skirting requirements of the Mobile Home requirements of the Land Development Regulations. The Building Official may require additional standards to ensure the porches hide any hitches.

Read full zoning code (above Code Link) for all requirements, including the procedures for applying for and approval of your PUD.

(Ord. No. 1680-2015 , § 1, 9-23-15)

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Ord. No. 1680-2015

Ord. No. 1681-2015

Ord. No. 1682-2015

Zoning Map 2020:



Key Contacts

Planning / Zoning Department
1600 Huntington Lane
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 221-7540


Source:  https://www.cityofrockledge.org/

Updated:  February 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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