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Can anyone explain how lot lines work onZillow?

A lot of the properties we are looking at show other homes within the lot lines when you click on the satellite image.

Also, what is “pond” when listed under the water section? As in, a pond I’d tge source of water fir the property?

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Amanda
 

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"Scientists have not agreed on the technical, formal differences between a pond and a lake, though in practice, a pond is not as deep or large as a lake. Whether a body of water is called a pond or lake usually depends on local conventions."
 
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Have your realtor contact the listing agent. A pond could literally be a koi pond that someone put into the backyard or a 2 acre spring fed body of water sitting next to the house. I've seen both in listings by me.
 

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Looks like that photo may have come from the appraisal district. In my county, their lines aren't always right on the money. You can go to the court house and look at all the plats and deeds for free.

I asked our county department of development what made something a pond or just a "water hole" as far as permitting. The lady there said, tongue in cheek, if it's on the map with an official name, it's a lake and has a big permit fee. If it doesn't have a name but it has a dam and holds water all or part of the the time, it's a pond and has a small permit fee. If it doesn't have a name, doesn't have a dam behind it, and holds water all the time, it's a gift from above. lol
 

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Permit for ponds? Good grief.
You don't have to have a permit in your county? It's $75 here and that's if the ground will hold water or not. I told dh we just need to help the ground erode a little at a time so it looks like nature made a pond. lol
 
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Never have lived anywhere that requires a pond permit.

Jackson County and Travis County in Texas.

Oregon County in Missouri.
 

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I'm in Commifornia where you practically need a permit to breath and build ponds. I don't know the price but really our ponds will be small, seasonal and really just helping out where it's already eroding...then lined with a layer of feed sacks lightly covered with dirt and rocks to hold that water a little longer through the rainless summers.
 

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This is from the county website:
"Development Permit is required for the following:
Any activity on property requires a permit. (i.e. pool, shed, pond, tank, shop, barn, carport, etc...)"

I assume tank to be another word for pond.

Gee, another 20 miles and we could have been in a different county. This county taxes for every thing they can.
 

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….and that's why I am leaving commiefornia, my new property only needs 2 permits...septic and if I build high enough to enter FAA height restrictions.

I get the septic and the height one.....septic is easily worked around with a outhouse...property already has one or a composting toilet and it already has a septic. Ponds do require a permit if the dam exceeds 9 feet tall.

All of those are completely understandable and valid regulations.
 
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I am 47, while growing up spending summers on the farm, always being around gardens and hunting etc...…..beginning of next year will mark my start into a homestead style lifestyle on a permanent basis on my own property doing it for most of my own food...…

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Looks like that photo may have come from the appraisal district. In my county, their lines aren't always right on the money. You can go to the court house and look at all the plats and deeds for free.

I asked our county department of development what made something a pond or just a "water hole" as far as permitting. The lady there said, tongue in cheek, if it's on the map with an official name, it's a lake and has a big permit fee. If it doesn't have a name but it has a dam and holds water all or part of the the time, it's a pond and has a small permit fee. If it doesn't have a name, doesn't have a dam behind it, and holds water all the time, it's a gift from above. lol
Great info! Thanks so much!
 
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