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Forum topic by Evangogh posted 01-24-2015 08:20 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Evangogh

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01-24-2015 08:20 PM

Here is the skinny: I want to add a cabin to a plot of land that already has one house. It is my property with mineral rights and I mainly want to know if adding another living structure will alter taxes or anything else in some bizarre legal way? My hope is to keep bills for both homes together. We have natural gas and well water, so electricity is the only real wildcard…

Note: I know I can find this all out on my own and I am continuing to investigate, but I’ve always gotten great advice from here, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask.

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#1 posted 01-24-2015 08:28 PM

Evangogh
As a 25+ year contractor ,I’d say there’s a lot to consider.Firstly is your land zoned for two structures ?
Secondly if zoning will allow for a second building if so are there sq.ft. limitations,set backs from property lines?
Usually if a second structure is allowed they need their own servies(electricty,gas etc.) In most areas you need a permit and this will most surely increase your taxes.

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 08:33 PM

Mineral rights? start mining! Not sure on laws there here you can build it but you get caught without permits etc its big trouble.

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 08:46 PM

Thanks, Jim. Do you know where I could find those things out? chamber of commerce or something?

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 09:16 PM

Your welcome
Check with your city or county building department.

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#5 posted 01-24-2015 09:38 PM


Mineral rights? start mining! Not sure on laws there here you can build it but you get caught without permits etc its big trouble.

- Joseph Jossem

The best way I know to really complicate your life is to stare mining and deal with the EPA.

I have a neighbor/friend who has a mining claim way out in the middle of no-where. He tell some almost unbelievable stories about dealing with mining regulation.

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#6 posted 01-24-2015 10:38 PM

Opps
You really want to start by checking with the city or county planning department.

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