Tiny House Regulations North Dakota

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 05:12 pm

  • Tiny house regulations and codes may vary by city, town, or county.
  • Burleigh County regulations:
    • The minimum size requirement is 965 square feet, therefore, the size of a tiny house would keep it from being placed on single-family residential lots.
    • Tiny homes can be placed on agricultural lots.
    • The North Dakota Century Code and the Burleigh County Ordinance do not prohibit tiny homes that are placed on a lot of 40 acres or more.
    • Tiny houses on wheels must be placed on a foundation.
    • Tiny houses must have access to water, sewer, electricity, and gas.
    • Tiny houses must meet standard building codes.
    • Burleigh County does not currently allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

While popular, not all counties have specifically addressed tiny houses. Burleigh County is one location that is gradually loosening restrictions and paving the way for a tiny homeowners. Although they do not currently allow ADUs, their county ordinance does address the fact that they see the benefit of a “granny suite” for elderly family members.