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Old 04-18-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Permit needed for pergola/lattice?


I would like to cover my cement patio with an open pergola/lattice. I was reading the city permit requirements but it is not clear if I need a permit.

The lattice will be about 11 feet by 18 feet. It will not be attached to the house, and will be about 6 feet from the fence. The height will be 8 feet (could be lower if necessary).

Since the Accessory Structure (lattice) will be greater than 120 sf, and is a limited/no enclosure, it looks like I can build one to a maximum height of 16 feet. Does the Interior (Including rear) mean it has to be at least 3 feet from the fence?

Its not clear why a structure less than 120 sf has a maximum height of 8 feet.

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What is that on the other side of the fence in the neighbors yard?
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What is that on the other side of the fence in the neighbors yard?
It is a temporary pergola. Probably 10 x 12 feet. It can be taken down anytime. They are nice, but the cover rips ever year with high winds.
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It will probably look something like this, but redwood, and not attached to the house. It looks like this one is about 3 feet from the fence. I will have about 6 feet.
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I'd recommend contacting your building department to inquire of them whether a permit is required, and what setback from the property line must comply with. After all their opinion is the one that matters.

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