Basketball Goals

Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance Section § 14-103

Exceptions - Accessory uses and structures that are permitted in required yards.

Unless restricted by other state and city requirements, the following uses and structures shall be permitted in a required yard to the extent noted:

C. Basketball goals in front yards. A basketball goal may be permitted in the front yard of a single-family residential structure, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only one front yard goal is permitted per residence.
  2. The goal is set back at least fifteen (15) feet from the nearest street right-of-way line.
  3. No basketball court may be constructed specifically for the basketball goal, though an otherwise permitted driveway may be utilized as a court.

Furthermore, basketball goals are not permitted to placed or stored in the City right-of-way road areas.