Property setbacks are rules that define how close to a property line a
structure may be built. These distances are based on the zoning of your
Property setbacks often exist to improve the visual appeal of a
community. Side yard setbacks are there to keep some light and space
between homes and are generally greater as the lot size increases. Rear
yard setbacks are intended to keep larger green spaces for people to
enjoy their backyards. Learn more about setback requirements by
inquiring with Planning@rpvca.gov or contact 310-544-5287 for more information.