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Where can I find information on woodstove removal requirements?
What uses are permitted in my zoning district?
What is the zoning on a property?
Do I need a permit to remove trees/shrubbery from my property?

Q: What are the setbacks for my single family home?
A:

For parcels less than three acres in size:
The front and rear yard setbacks are 20 feet from the respective property line.
The side yard setback is 10 feet from the side property line.

Properties that are located on Donner Lake or properties less than 80 feet in width may have different setback standards. Please contact the Planning Division at 530-582-7820 for further information.

For more information, please click here and see Development Code Chapter II, Sections 18.08.030 and 18.08.040, and Development Code Chapter III, Section 18.30.120.

 

Q: How do I submit public comment on a Planning project?
A:

Public comments on planning projects can be submitted via mail or hand delivery to the Planning Division (10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161), fax (530-582-7889) or email to the project planner. To determine which planner has been assigned to a project, please visit the project page on the Town website or call the Planning Division at 530-582-2937.

When submitting public comments, please include your name and physical address. Comments received become part of the Town's permanent record. Copies will be distributed to the Planning Commission and posted to the Town website. Due to public records act laws, Town staff cannot redact personal information from comments received, including email addresses. If you prefer not to have your email address included, please submit your comments via letter to the Planning Division either by mail or as an attachment to an email.

If you have any questions regarding submission of public comments, please feel free to contact the Planning Division at 530-582-2937.

 

Q: What is the maximum height for a single family dwelling?
A:
The maximum height of a single family dwelling on a Single Family Residential (RS zoned) parcel is 35 feet or 3.5 stories, whichever is less. For more information, please see Development Code 18.08.030 and Development Code 18.30.090.  
Q: Do I need a business license?
A:
The Town does not currently issue business licenses except for Taxi Services and Gun Sales. Businesses that involve taxi service or gun sales should contact the Planning Division (530-582-7820) for further information. 

All businesses require a “Fictitious Business Name” through Nevada County (530-582-7838). 

All businesses must comply with all zoning and building code requirements, including those related to signage and business location. 

Businesses being run out of a home must comply with the home occupation standards and may require a special permit Home Occupation Permit Information Sheet.
Q: Where can I find information on woodstove removal requirements?
A:
The standards for woodstove removal, a list of woodstoves that comply with the requirements and more can be found at Woodstove Removal Ordinance. Please contact the Building and Safety Division regarding permitting requirements (530-582-7820 Ext. 1).
Q: What uses are permitted in my zoning district?
A:
 Please review the Town of Truckee Development Code Master Use Table.
Q: What is the zoning on a property?
A:
Please review the Town of Truckee Zoning Maps.
Q: Do I need a permit to remove trees/shrubbery from my property?
A:
The Town does not require tree removal permits; however, you will want to contact your applicable homeowners association to verify their requirements. If the property is located on a public water way then please contact the Town (582-7820) for further guidance.

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