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Old 06-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
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I have to get a permit and have this inspected, I believe the permit is now $175.

The whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth! JIm
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #32
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I have teeth marks all over my backside!! New license plates are $340! But my property tax is 1/20th what it was in NY, $325 on a $100,000 house. So makes the bites less painful.
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I have teeth marks all over my backside!! New license plates are $340! But my property tax is 1/20th what it was in NY, $325 on a $100,000 house. So makes the bites less painful.
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I'm just gonna put in a few cents to this thread. You can read about what I did in this thread...post #14.

I will say that every location has their codes. Don't think that you can get away with circumventing codes. There's always a nosey neighbor that can make a call. I did replace the steel shed with one I made. The cost was less, and it's better built. Getting a permit can save you a big hassle down the road. Not only can it cost you in having to get it to code (if possible), you could be forced to remove it, along with some stiff fines.





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Old 06-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #35
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Code's smodes!! Real men do not get permits!!!!!

A stab at humor of course. I put in over three hundred feet of privacy fence which I got almost brand new for tiny money. I got it from 2 different sources who put in a fence without permit and were caught. I had to remove the fence so ended up with 6X7 foot panels, even took most of the posts.

I also had a good start on a shed, 2x4, 6 and eights. Lots of 5/8 plywood for tiny money from someone who had put up a shed without permit and was caught. Then I found out the hoops that had to be jumped through to site build a shed in this area and decided too much hassle and $$$$.

I have my used prefab in the yard, I have not applied for the permit yet. The paper work is done and sitting on my desk, I am going to wait a couple of weeks and see if I get turned in.

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You might want to consider not pissing off your neighbors so much. Boy, seems like you've made the worst kind of enemies... the passive-aggresive kind.
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I think you may have misread my post. JIm
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I put in over three hundred feet of privacy fence which I got almost brand new for tiny money. I got it from 2 different sources who put in a fence without permit and were caught. I had to remove the fence so ended up with 6X7 foot panels, even took most of the posts.

I also had a good start on a shed, 2x4, 6 and eights. Lots of 5/8 plywood for tiny money from someone who had put up a shed without permit and was caught.
Jim,

I'm in FL, too, and finding myself in a very similar situation--which is how/why I found this thread. Here's my question to you:

How & where in the heck are you finding these great deals?!?!
10x16 for $1850
Privacy Fence for $tiny
Lumber for $tiny
I'm ramping up for a particular biz lic and must have a min 10x10 dedicated ofc space. Since I'm looking to limit scrutiny only to the new biz, I'm fencing off a plot of our property just for the purposes of the new biz. This requires me to purchase or construct the office space. Hoping to conserve as much seed money as possible (req'd insurances, app fees, fencing, ofc space, blah blah blah), I'm open to any & all possibilities for meeting requirements and maintaining a professional presentation.

I would love to know how you're coming up with these bargains!

Thanks in advance!
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I am retired and have lots of time to spend. I am also do not have any deadlines to meet.

I do a search of Craigslist every morning and evening. I may buy something I do not need right now, might even sell it later. I do not try to lowball anyone, I don't need to steal or take advantage of people. But negotiating is important.

Case in point, the shed. The homeowner was being foreclosed on. The people that were there before me offered $750 for the shed. $750 for a $3400 (new price) shed in great condition! I gave a fairly low but borderline fair offer of $1500. I think he may have got $2000 for it if he held out, at least $1750 but not from me.

The fencing was found on Craigslist, and I just got lucky on the lumber, they wanted it out of their yard!

Don't be greedy, good luck with your business JIm
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The link provided earlier was great; however, they are all considered portable, on wooden skids, and I need it to be on a cement slab, as I will be loading heavy items in and out on a pallet jack, and it will have a small strip connecting it to my driveway. Here in Florida, I also need the 150 wind code rating, and a max size of 10 x 10 in my city for it to be considered a shed (otherwise it is considered an accessory building, with another set of issues... including setbacks). Any ideas where to get the plans? The one from Lee county has a slab as an option in the plans; however, it is only certified to 110 mph. Thanks!!
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From what I now under stand. If you need something other than a portable shed. You hire a Florida licensed engineer to draw up the plans and stamp them. As long as it is certified by an engineer and meets local code requirements you can build a real morsel of defecation.

You could also take the Lee county plans and have them upgraded by an engineer.

I understand the engineer will cost you $350, not sure on that.



Those are the only options I am aware of. HTH JIm
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I got a good deal on Craigslist for a Suncast Shed which is a Rubbermaid type shed that is sold at Lowes or Home Depot... There are probably 4 or 5 in my neighborhood, however I got code enforcement called and they are requesting a permit. No master plans available for this type of shed online from the company, so looks like I'm out of luck. Any thoughts on how to get the shed OK-ed to be on the property?

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I suspect that the Rubbermaid type sheds are not going to meet code no matter what you do. Just because you see them in the hood does not mean they are legal!

If you are interested note an address where one or two are and go to

Leepa.org, do a real property search using the address. When you get to one look under permits issued. Might want to start with your house to make it easier.
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Thanks for the reply Jim... I'm very familiar with LEEPA and also the Lee County Permit Search website. None of the Rubbermaid like sheds in my hood were permitted, so my thought was that thee would be no issue in setting up in my backyard with no permit. I was wrong! I guess I pissed off a nosey neighbor during my first year at my property! Ha!
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Welcome to Lee County FL.I have build many high rise condos in Ft.Myers,Naples,Marco,Sarasota and surrounding areas including many bridges.Last one I ran the ironwork on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
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