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Old 05-31-2010, 08:26 AM
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In North Port is there a limit on the size of the home based on the lot size?
I am toying with the idea of buying a smaller fixer upper and expanding the house size and maybe adding a pool with lania.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:27 PM
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there ARE rules about adding on to existing structures--
not sure exactly how they apply in different towns because I think some of them are state laws...

it has to do with insurability and bringing the old up to new hurricane standards as well...
there was a post on here some time ago but not sure what the thread title was

someone will be along soon that does know the info you want probably...
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:45 PM
Location: Sarasota FL
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Every lot zoned as 'residential' has a min/max home size allowable. The typical lot size in North Port is 80x125 with easements and set backs.
Call the N.P. and county zoning departments for size. Also remember that if you are on septic, you will be limited with expansion of the front of the house. Any expansion will of course have to be built to current code and you may have to retrofit the existing home to code. And if your potential fixer is in a flood zone, your plans may be cost prohibitive to meet current codes.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:08 PM
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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http://www.cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=133 In North Port the standard size lot is 80x125. There is a restriction with the amount of bedrooms and the size of the septic. That's why you'll see many homes with three bedrooms and a den. Then you can get away with a smaller septic size. Often times that den is turned into a fourth bedroom.

The house can cover a certain percentage of the lot and then you have setbacks. I think the setbacks are 10’ on the back and 7’ on the side. And I believe it’s 60% of the lot for coverage. You might want to double check on the NP website.
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