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A. The Rural Agricultural Zone District is intended to provide areas that are most suitable for agricultural and agriculture-related purposes due to location, soil quality, existing land use and the availability of irrigation water. Other rural, nonagricultural uses such as large lot single-family residences that do not require water and/or sewer service may also be appropriate in the RA Zone District.

B. Land uses are permitted as shown in the schedule of uses in PMC 15.02.230.

C. Lot and building requirements shall be as shown in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1. Rural Agricultural District Standards


RA – Rural Agricultural District

Minimum Lot Area

10 acres

Minimum Lot Width

75 feet

Maximum Lot Coverage


Minimum Front Setback

25 feet

Minimum Side Setback

20 feet

Minimum Rear Setback

20 feet

Minimum Setback from Streams and Rivers

25 feet from the normal high water line

Minimum Setback from Shared Driveway

20 feet from the edge of the driveway easement

Maximum Height

35 feet

Maximum Dwelling Units Per Acre


(Ord. 711 §1 (Exh. A), 2017)