Do I need a permit for a storage shed, playhouse, etc.?

Residential accessory structures, including non-habitable storage sheds, workshops, gazebos, cabanas, and similar non-habitable structures, greater than 120 square feet require a permit.


A structure may be exempt from building permit requirements if the structure does not exceed a floor area of 120 square feet. Even though a permit may not be required, all structures must meet Municipal Code Planning and Zoning requirements for use, placement on the parcel, and design. Any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing work associated with accessory structures also requires a permit (whether it is 120 square feet or not).


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1. How can I get copies of permits, building / house plans, or other permit-related documents?
2. When do I need a building permit?
3. Do I need a permit for a storage shed, playhouse, etc.?