Frequently Asked Questions
  • First of all you will need to know what the zoning is for your property.  You can find out what your zoning information is by opening up the Zoning Map that is located at the bottom.
    The most commonly asked about Zones are:

     

     Zone  Minimum Lot Size
     R-1 (Single-Family Residential)  7,000 sq ft
     R-2 (Limited-Density Residential)  6,000 sq ft

     

    Minimum Lot Size listed above are for Single Family Dwellings Residential Uses.
     
    If you need more information regarding Non-Residential Uses or for Other Uses, you will need to contact the Planning Department at the City of Dayton.

    Minimum Yard Setback Requirements for Single Family Dwellings Residential Uses:

     Setbacks  R - 1  R - 2
     Front  15 feet  15 feet
     Side  5 feet  5 feet (1)
     Rear

     15 feet-1 story

     20 feet-2 story

     15 feet-1 story

     20 feet-2 story

     Street-Side  15 feet  15 feet
     Garage  20 feet  20 feet

     

    For more information regarding Minimum Lot Sizes and Setbacks for dwellings other than Single Family or for other zones, contact the City of Dayton Planning Department at (503) 864-2221 ext 301 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.
    City of Dayton - Zoning Map

  • The City of Dayton does not have information regarding lot lines for individual or Private Properties.

    Some ideas for finding your property boundaries:

    • Locate Lot Line Monuments
    • Description of Property in your Deed
    • Have your Property Surveyed
    • Contact the Yamhill County Assessors Office
  • YES!  Before starting to build a fence on your property you will need to obtain a Fence Permit from the City of Dayton. 

    Fence permits cost: $5.00


    When applying for a Fence Permit, along with a Building Permit Application you will need to submit a Site Plan (A drawing of your property) with the following information:

    • Address, Owners Name(s) and/or applicants Name and Tax Lot Number.
    • Show all structures, existing and proposed.  Include all concrete patios and asphalt driveways.
    • Setbacks for all Structures on your Property.
    • Any Water, Sewer or Storm Drainage lines that cross your property.
    • Any existing or proposed Driveways or Points of Access.
    • Any Driveways or Points of Access on neighboring properties.
    • All easements including but not limited to access and utilities, public or private.
    • You must show the percentage of your lot that is covered by impermeable surfaces.

    For more information regarding fences contact the City of Dayton Planning Department at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.

  • If your Residential Accessory Structure is 200 square feet or under and is not over 10 feet in height - then you DO NOT need a Building Permit.

    You will also need to following these guidelines:
    • Building Separation - Accessory Structures must be at least 6 feet from your primary structure.
    • Property Setbacks - The minimum setback from your property line is two feet.

    For larger Accessory Structures, Non-Residential Accessory Structures or for more information regarding Accessory Structures, contact the Planning Department at the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.
  • Building Permit Fees are calculated by City of Dayton Building Department Staff members.  Building Permit fees Schedules are available on line for your information.  Please do not send in Building Permit payments without consulting with a staff member first.  Building Permits received without the proper information or payment will delay the approval of your Permit.  Remember the City of Dayton requires Building Permits with original signatures before a Building Permit will be issued.

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    Only if you are pouring a driveway beyond your property line.

    If you are pouring a driveway in the public right-of-way (across the sidewalk or planting strip) you will need a type A construction permit.

    Type A Construction Permits require that you follow public works standards. For more information on public works standards, contact the City of Dayton Building Department at (503) 864-2221.
  •  Manufactured Home Fee Schedule
     Setup Fee

     $250.00

     Awning Fee  $50.00
     Water  $44.00 for first 30 feet; $27.25 for each additional 100 feet or fraction thereof 
     Sanitary Sewer  $44.00 for first 30 feet; $27.25 for each additional 100 feet or fraction thereof
     Storm Sewer  $44.00 for first 30 feet; $27.25 for each additional 100 feet or fraction thereof
     Plan Review Fee Shall be equal to 65% of the Building Permit Fee

    • No work shall begin in the Public right-of-way without first obtaining approval from the City of Dayton.

       

      Type A Construction Permits:

      Work for which a Type A Street/Utility Construction Permit is required shall include the following:

       

      a)  Any sidewalk or utility service improvements to serve a single residence, duplex or business for which public street or mainline utility improvements are not required, and that do not include parking lots, private streets, fire lanes or common use driveways other than for duplexes.

       

      b)  Utility work by franchise utility companies that does not require pavement cuts longitudinally along a street shall require a Type A permit.  Such work shall be exempt from permit fees to the extent provided by PWDS Section G.9(e).

       

      An improvement agreement and performance security is required for Type A Permits.

       

      Type B Construction Permits:

      Work for which a Type B Street/Utility Construction Permit is required shall include the following:

       

      a) Any street, sidewalk, or utility improvement to serve more than a single residence, duplex or business, or for which public street or mainline utility improvements are required (including fire hydrants), or that include parking lots, private streets, fire lanes or common use driveways other than for duplexes.

       

      b)  Installation of service laterals for multiple properties within a common trench, or installation of service lateral(s) across property other than that being served.

       

      c) Site Grading & Fills.  Projects that require site grading, filling or fill stockpiling operations associated with development of the property other than those operations directly associated with the construction of a structure for which a valid building permit has been issued by the City.

       

      Site grading, filling or fill stockpiling operations over existing public sanitary sewer, storm drain or water distribution lines, or such operations within existing or proposed public utility easements.

       

      d)  Private utility work by franchise utilities that requires pavement cuts longitudinally along a street shall require a Type B permit.  Such work shall be exempt form permit fees to the extent provided by PWDS G.9(e).

       

      If there are classes of work not specifically covered but that are included under the scope of the PWDS, the determination of the type of permit required shall be made by the City Manager after consultation with the Public Works Director and City Engineer.

       

      Approval of Construction Drawings is required prior to obtaining a permit or beginning construction.