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FAQ: Accessory Structures

What are the requirements if I want to build a shed on my property?

If your shed will be larger than 120 square feet (10' X 12'), then you will need a permit. Whatever the size, it must be at least 3 feet from the rear or side property lines and be completely behind the house (not next to any portion of it) or it must meet the standard side setback if it will be next to the house. This setback will depend on the zoning and the width of your lot. It cannot be in front of the front line of your home. You may also download our pamphlet as a Microsoft Word document or an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file.