Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I've been told that I don't need permits for buildings that are 120 sq. ft. or less. Is that true?

ANSWER:
One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 120 square feet, the height does not exceed 12 feet, and the maximum roof projection does not exceed 24 inches, are exempt from building permits. However, any electrical, plumbing or mechanical equipment installed in these structures do require separate permits. In addition, all structures regardless of size must comply with applicable zoning requirements. Please refer to the Department of Regional Planning website for more information on zoning requirements.

Links:
  Department of Regional Planning
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