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City Of Greensboro       

Guidelines if Principle Use of Property:

  • Use Permit: A Use Registration Permit is required. Call City of Greensboro Planning at 336-373-2144 for more details.
  • Sheds: Permit required. The maximum size for an accessory structure affiliated with a Community Garden (like a shed); in a residential district is 12 feet in any direction. All storage structures housing fertilizer, gas, or other chemicals shall be ventilated.
  • Fencing: If fencing is installed it shall not be opaque and is subject to the standards of Section 30-9-4.of the City of Greensboro Land Development Ordinance.
  • Lighting: Lighting shall be limited to lights controlled and activated by motion sensor devices for a duration of 15 minutes or less.
  • Size: Community gardens can’t be larger than 1 acre in size or they need a Special Use Permit.
  • On-site sales are prohibited.
  • Water: If a water source is required for your garden please contact the City of Greensboro  Water Resources Department 336.373.2055.

*Locations outside of city limits, please check with your local government for specific principle use guidelines.

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