Pasco may change rules for building attached garages

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PASCO, Wash. -- It might be easier to build a carport or detached garage in Pasco.

The city may be easing up some of the rules.

Right now, most Pasco property owners are limited in the size of secondary buildings, usually no more than 15 feet high.

Now, Pasco may allow bigger structures approved through a permitting process.

Planning managers say the process will create consistency and allow homeowners more freedom.

"If the property owner has an over sized lot, regardless of the zoning districts, they may be allowed, through a special permitting process to be able to construct a garage that's may be larger than a thousand or 1,200 square feet," says Pasco Planning Manager Rick White.

Pasco hopes to make the changes official by the beginning of next year.