Am I Allowed To Have A ‘Tiny-House’?

The term “tiny house” usually means one of two things: 1) an RV/trailer/house on wheels, or 2) a small house on a foundation, whether prefabricated (manufactured/modular) or built on site. A “tiny house on wheels” is considered a Recreational Vehicle (RV) and is regulated by the Land Use Code instead of the Building Codes. There are restrictions on where and when they can be lived in. They are not considered permanent homes and cannot be occupied year-round. An RV (including a “tiny house on wheels”) can be used as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. An RV can either have its own motor power or be mounted on or towed by another vehicle, including camping trailers, fifth wheel trailers, motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers. Other uses of an RV include a temporary dwelling during construction when permit is obtained.

 A small house on a foundation is required to meet the regulations of the International Residential Code. Please contact the Building Staff to discuss these requirements at 303-621-3135.

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1. What Is A Zoning Violation (Land Use Code Violation)?
2. Am I Allowed To Have A Home Occupation?
3. Are Short-Term Vacation Rentals Allowed?
4. Am I Allowed To Have A ‘Tiny-House’?
5. Does The County Regulate Landlord/Tenant Issues?
6. Does The County Regulate The Maintenance Of Properties?
7. Can I Live In A Recreational Vehicle (RV)?
8. Can I Store A RV On My Property?
9. Is There a Limit On How Many People Can Live In A Residence?
10. My Neighbor has a Bunch of “Junk” Cars on His Lot. Is this Allowed?
11. My Neighbor Accused Me Of Having Too Much Junk And Trash On My Property. It Is Not Junk To Me. Can The County Make Me Remove Anything?
12. My Neighbor Is Using His Property As A Dump Site. How Do I Report This?
13. Can I Change the Use of My Barn or Storage Building to a Residence? What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
14. What is an Illegal Dwelling Unit?
15. How Many Horses Am I Allowed To Have?
16. How Many Pet Animals Am I Allowed To Have?
17. Can I Use My Old Single or Double-Wide Mobile Home for Storage?
18. Why Is There A Sign Code?