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Old 11-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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do i need a permit to build a portiable shed? not grounded at all.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

it would depend of the size, as well as the requirements of your local jurisdiction. check to see if your building department has a website. typically information such as this would be found there, if not give them a call.

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Really depends on where you live, and if you have a Home Owners Association.
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I have lived where a shed under a certain size required no permit. I have also lived where a pre-manufactured dog house did require a permit and inspection. Just depends on the rules where YOU live.
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As others have stated, each location (or state), will have a maximum SF size limitation, for when a permit is needed for a shed. See your local Building Dept.

Also, bare in mind that other statutes my come in to play, such as zoning laws (limiting locations and heights of sheds).
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A shed is not a livable space, so the permit requirement may actually be a zoning or land use (depending on square footage), especially in areas with high winds.

I have seen 8x10 or 8x12 sheds (10' ceiling heights for maximum usable floor space) built without permits because the voiding of the permits worked well in areas with owners having tight schedules for inspections and that, but overbuilt for electrical and structural. When you have wall space for hanging things, it frees up the floor for important things like a refrigerator in the corner.

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