How do you communities deal with deck setbacks. Any deck attached to or adjacent to a house needs to meet the principal building setbacks in the side and rear yards. We don't allow front yard ones. We have hundreds of lots that cannot have decks because of the rear setback restrictions and I want to see if other communities treat them the same way (as part of the principal structure) or if you have less restrictive setbacks? The thing is that you can have a patio that goes right to the property line (though we encourage a 5-foot setback to try and prevent future neighbor disputes.