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    Cyburbian Tide's avatar
    Oct 2005
    The Gig City

    North Carolina - jurisdictions must allow for the zoning of temporary health structures

    Though many ordinances allow this there must be some somewhere that made this a state law:

    NC is about to approve a bill requiring all jurisdictions permit Temporary health structures as accessory structures to a primary residence.

    Temporary family health care structure. A transportable residential structure, providing an environment facilitating a caregiver's provision of care for a mentally or physically impaired person, that (i) is primarily assembled at a location other than its site of installation, (ii) is limited to one occupant who shall be the mentally or physically impaired person, (iii) has no more than 300 gross square feet, and complies with applicable provisions of the State Building Code and G.S. 143-139.1(b). Placing the temporary family health care structure on a permanent foundation shall not be required or permitted.

    aka. you can pull a single wide on the property as an accessory structure so you can take care of a family member. Also lets Johnny live on mom and dad's property because they are ill.


    It will be interesting to see if some rural areas are overwhelmed by this one in the near future, though I don't know if you can get a 300 foot single wide and I'm pretty sure a fifth wheel doesn't pass State Building Code for residential structures.

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    Cyburbian beach_bum's avatar
    Jul 2007
    more West now
    Hmm, well 300 square feet will get you a large shed...and of course meeting state buildng code will help to prevent sub-standard construction. I'm tracking something else in that committee...I'll keep an eye on this one.
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