Planning FAQ

//Planning FAQ

Depending on what you are seeking to do, you may require a zoning variance. Please contact the Planning Division for help on how to apply for a variance.

Childcare centers are allowed in R-3, B-1, B-2, and M1 districts.

Residences in R-1 and R-2 zoning districts may provide care for up to 10 children.  Please keep in mind that the total number of children allowed per location is determined by the state Department of Family Services.

Only a licensed surveyor can accurately show you the location of property lines or corners.  A number of licensed surveyors can be found in the local phone book.

Any fence erected should be entirely on your property.  Keep in mind that most property lines do not end at the curb or beginning of an alley.  If you are in doubt, contact a licensed surveyor before placing your fence.

Fences enclosing rear and side yards may be a maximum of 6 feet tall.  Fences enclosing front yards may be a maximum of 4 feet tall.

The uses allowed for different zoning districts and setbacks can be found in Appendix A of the Sheridan Municipal Code. Building setback requirements can also be found on page 91 of the Developer’s Handbook.

You can determine your property’s zoning by consulting the City of Sheridan Zoning Map or by locating your property using Sheridan County’s Interactive Map. You can also contact the Planning Division for additional assistance.