Glass, our county is officially 4 stories but different areas have to meet what is asthetically pleasing in regards to that area. Generally this means 2 stories.
In the counties to the north and south of us the sky is the limit.
in my county you have to be Pythagoras to figure out the maximum height that a house can be built to. It relates to a number of things including the street elevation, the elevation of the lot at a certain number of feet beyond the street or lot line (depending on the width of the right-of-way) and the elevation of the lot at the building line. I'm going to try and find the code and post it.
There are a couple subdivisions (higher end) around here that depend on many of the same factors PipeGuy - such as how close the existing house is the you and where the sun is compared to you so you don't block your neighbor - etc..etc. But the governing thing is not code - it's a covenant. Some very odd covenants in some of these areas.
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