Zero Lot Line

A municipal zoning category wherein a building or other fixture may abut the property line.

A zero lot line is a property line that runs along the edge of a building, rather than being set back from the building. This means that the building is constructed on or near the property line, with little or no space between the building and the property line. Zero lot line construction is often used in urban areas where land is scarce and it is not practical to have a setback from the property line.

Zero lot line construction can have several benefits, including using land more efficiently and building larger buildings on smaller plots of land. It can also create a sense of community and a more urban, pedestrian-friendly environment. However, it can also have some drawbacks, such as reduced privacy and less natural light and ventilation for the building.

In some cases, zero-lot line construction may be regulated by local building codes or zoning ordinances, which may specify minimum setback requirements or other requirements to ensure the safety and livability of the building. Before building on a zero lot line, it is important to familiarize yourself with any relevant regulations.