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Patio Covers

PATIO COVERS:

  • Patio covers are one-story structures not exceeding 12 feet in height.
  • Patio covers shall be used for recreational, outdoor living purposes and not as carports, garages, storage rooms or habitable rooms.
  • Openings shall be permitted to be enclosed with insect screening.
  • Enclosure walls shall be permitted to be any configuration, provided the open area of the longer wall and one additional wall is equal to at least 65% of the area below a minimum of 6’-8” of each wall, measured from the floor.
  • Exterior openings required for light and ventilation shall be permitted to open into a patio structure.  However, the patio structure shall be completely unenclosed if such openings are serving as emergency egress or rescue openings from sleeping rooms.
  • Where the patio cover is connected to an existing building there shall be no window, door, or other openings under the patio cover that are greater than 6 feet wide.
  • The California Building Code requires that the minimum distance from property line to the proposed patio cover shall be 5 feet. Please see the Zoning Ordinance for zoning requirements.

CARPORT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Carports shall be entirely open on two or more sides.
  • Where the carport is connected to an existing building there shall be no window, door, or other openings under the carport that are greater than 6 feet wide.
  • Minimum distance from property line to proposed carport shall be 5 feet.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • No modification shall be made to these plans unless approval is obtained.
  • The use of this standard plan is limited to residential occupancies and accessory structures.
  • This plan must be accompanied by a plot plan prepared in compliance with Plot Plan Minimum Requirements (PDS 090).
  • All work shall comply with the 2013 California Building Code and/or 2013 California Residential Code,as amended and adopted by the County of San Diego.
  • Minimum Construction Specifications (PDS 081) shall be used in conjunction with this plan.
  • Outdoor lighting shall comply with the County of San Diego Outdoor Lighting Ordinance.
  • Outdoor lighting fixtures shall be high-efficacy luminaires or a photo-control/motion-sensor combination.
  • Framing members shall be Douglas Fir-Larch #2 or better.
  • Fasteners for preservative treated wood shall be of hot dipped zinc-coated galvanized steel, stainless steel, silicon bronze, or copper.
  • The horizontal distance from the bottom leading edge of footings to daylight shall be 7’-0” minimum.
 

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