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Dallas City Code Section 51-4.408 States that a single

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Dallas City Code Section 51-4.408 States that a single family residence structure maximum building height is 30 ft for Zone R-7.5 but allows a 4 ft parapet in addition to that height.
Our house will have a height of 32'-6" to the top of the parapet wall.
Is this per code?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

If what you are stating is correct as long as the structure minus the parapet is under 30' and with the parapet is under 34' I would say yes you are within code, however in the business of getting along with the "authority having jurisdiction" I would ask them first rather than assume anything. Building inspectors appreciate being asked first.

Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

So you have any further questions?