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Old 03-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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In my area the maximum size shed is 12x12 or 144 sq. feet whichever comes first. In addition to this if shed is 144 sq. feet or bigger it must be built on a slab. You also must get a permit.

Does anybody else have requirements like this?


In certain cities in my area you need to obtain a permit to rent a POD. This one I have a hard time with. If you have e renovation and need to store stuff. In to keep out of the way. Like you need the added inconvenience to pay for a permit to get a temporary storage unit.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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Where I live you can build a shed, any size, without a permit. It can even sit next to a property line. But as soon as you pour a slab, it is considered permanent, and you need a permit, and whatever easements for any possible encroachment.

Here is a really strange one. As a homeowner where I live, I am responsible for my water main all the way back to the cities main. In my case, that means out of my house, through the curbstop, under the street, to the other boulevard. When I replaced my main a few years ago, I had to pay to fix the street. Only place I've ever lived like that.

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Here you need a permit for anything bigger than 10'X10' that will be permanent. If it is on skids and is move able then no permit is required and is not taxable. Many people choose this option for garages if you do not mind a wood floor. I have seen up to 3 single bay garages lined up next to each other to keep from paying taxes.
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We also have the size restriction and have zoning restrictions as in has to be set to certain lot setbacks.
I have a rental property with city water and same thing , I am responsible out to the main in the street.
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We are responsible for our water supply only to city water meter, responsible for our city sewer to the Norfolk clean out box, both of which are always in our yard.
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Where I live you can build a shed, any size, without a permit. It can even sit next to a property line. But as soon as you pour a slab, it is considered permanent, and you need a permit, and whatever easements for any possible encroachment.
So one can build a 2000 sf shed?
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In Dallas, you can build up to a 200 sq ft "accessory" building without a permit but it must meet all setback requirements. Unfortunately, I live in a "conservation district" and technically can hardly build a doghouse without approval.
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Where I used to live , you could build up to 120 square feet as long as it didn't have electricity going to it. I built a shed last summer for the mayor of our little town with no permit because we kept it under 100 square feet, but it had power going to it.
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Where I live you can build a shed, any size, without a permit
I don't think so

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So one can build a 2000 sf shed?
Exactly, define a shed
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Our rule in the county.

One-story detached accessory structure used as unheated tool and storage sheds,
playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square
feet (18.58 m2) and it is at least three feet from a property line.

As you can see there is no mention if it is on a slab or skid, or anything about power as long as it is unheated. You can also see it is exempted from our normal setback laws, which are anywhere from 5 to 30 feet depending on the zoning.

Electrical is covered by a different jurisdiction, Washington State L & I.

Also for commercial this rule is changed to a max of 120 sq. ft.


Complete list of all county exemptions, mechanical, plumbing, IBC, IRC, etc.
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/servi...gbulletin8.pdf
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200 sq ft here for any non-living area structure. I just did a 12'x16' on a slab with a regular garage door, It's pretty nice. 12'x18' and they would have had 2 months and $1,500 for a permit.
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I live in FLORIDA.and if ya dont have a green card you do what ever ya want when ya want......so I am building a 4200 sq ft shed while listening to the sounds of mexcio
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Here you need a permit for any shed, but anything under 200SF you don't need footings, but is must be tied down and located 6' from the property line, unless local zoning says otherwise.
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So one can build a 2000 sf shed?
Yep, depending on size of the lot. Zoned residential, footprint of all structures can only occupy 65% of the lot size without a variance. So yes, as another poster asked, you could build a 2000sft. shed.
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In our city, basicly whatever you are doing you need a permit. If its inside or outside. Regular property maintenance requires a repair permit. You want to change a recp? Permit.

Outside sheds require a permit. But under 100sq and no elect doesnt require or fall under inspections.
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where I live I can build a shed up tp 8'X12' w/o a permit as long as it isnt consider a perminent structure. So I built mine on skids
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Here you need a permit for anything bigger than 10'X10' that will be permanent. If it is on skids and is move able then no permit is required and is not taxable. Many people choose this option for garages if you do not mind a wood floor. I have seen up to 3 single bay garages lined up next to each other to keep from paying taxes.

need permits up in these parts? surprised
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10x12 here, but I don't build too many sheds these days. I would like to but a pre fab shed is so much cheaper & since its considered portable you can go even larger without a permit. To bad too cause sheds are easy money.
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My county in WA, one may build a 400 sf. ft. shed for storage, playhouse, etc. No office or residence allowed, although people push the limits on this sometimes.
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No permit for anything except in Stillwater city limits, as far as I know. I'm in Payne County, OK.

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