The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts

Can I build a barn on my property without a house being on the property?
Yes, if there is an established (or soon to be established) agricultural use and the structure is a minimum of 100 feet from ANY property line. A certificate from you must be submitted with your building permit application attesting to one of the following:

1. That agricultural uses are currently on the property, together with a description of those uses, and verifying that the agricultural buildings will be used principally to store agricultural equipment and/or products related to the agricultural use; and/or

2. That livestock either currently lives on the property or will live on the property within 90 days from the final approval date for building permits issued for the agricultural building(s), and verifying that the principal use of the agricultural building(s) will be shelter for the livestock.