What does "Grandfathered" mean?
Grandfathered is another way to describe something that is considered existing and non-conforming. Grandfathered or existing non-conforming is a term used to describe a situation that existed prior to the adoption of a new ordinance or law. For example: A resident has a forty-eight (48") inch high fence in their front yard which was constructed ten (10) years ago. The neighbor desires to construct the same fence in their front yard, but a new ordinance was passed three (3) years ago which still permits a fence in the front yard, but only thirty-six (36") inch high. The forty-eight (48") inch high fence is "grandfathered" because it existed prior to the adoption of the new height limitation.

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1. How Do I Get A Commercial or Multi-Family Development Permit?
2. When do I Need a Permit to Remove a Tree?
3. When do I Need a Permit to Clear Land?
4. Where Can I Get a Copies of the City of Destin's Development Regulations?
5. What does "Grandfathered" mean?
6. Can I open a business out of my home?
7. What are building setbacks?
8. How can I find out the building setbacks for my lot?
9. I would like to add an accessory structure (swimming pool, detached garage, deck, etc.) to my property. What are the limitations for such structures?
10. I would like to place an off-premise sign advertising my business, service or organization, along city streets or on other property. What are the City’s requirements concerning this type of signage?
11. What are the guidelines for fencing?
12. What is the Zoning of my parcel?