building line

Definition

A specified distance from the sides of a lot that denote where a building cannot be placed. Building lines are often called setbacks, because a building must be "set back" a specified distance from the property line.

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You should try to make sure that you do not cross the building line or you may have to start all over.

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Before we put in the concrete foundation the surveyers must make sure of all the set backs and the building line

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If a house is currently over the building line that was put into effect this year, all current businesses and home buildings are not required to move their property, but may be required to in the future if a large percentage of the property is altered.

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