How far from property line can build?

Local planning and zoning is who to ask. Most locals that i have built in require a minimum of 5 ft from a property line, again, minimum. Some areas that changes due to multi units or even local regulations. Many cities have changed the rules to allow for greater density in areas where mass transit is accessible, in some cases, even allowing 3 feet between buildings, or 1.5 from the property line, with special firewall restrictions. Some places i have built in allow for garages to be built on the property line. Sometimes in answering this, there is also the consideration of easement restrictions that comes up. In short, ask your local zoning and planning to assist you with the specific question on the specific building you are building.

In many states the distance is 15 feet from the side and 30 feet from the front or back of the property.