Each zoning district also has bulk and height regulations that determine the buildable area of each lot. These regulations include minimum lot sizes, minimum size of required yards in which buildings cannot be located, maximum amount of property that can have buildings or impervious surfaces, and maximum height for buildings.
The dimensions and locations of new buildings or additions must comply with the district's bulk and height regulations. Existing lots or buildings that do not comply with regulations adopted after the lots or buildings were created or constructed may be grandfathered as nonconforming and therefore permitted to remain. However, new construction or additions to such lots or buildings may require approval from the Zoning Hearing Board
Zoning regulations also govern topics including but not limited to:
- Accessory structures such as sheds and pools
- Building in a floodplain
- Rules about communication towers, etc.