Tore down a 7x12 shed which had carpenter ant damage, installed a R/R tie retaining wall foundation for drainage and to level out the ground.
Previous shed was 2ft from property lines, I went ahead and made rear clearance 4'6", side 4', the new shed size is 10x16, the foundation is 11x17.
I had no idea I would need a permit until a friend of mind mentioned it.
After framing out the shed, I stopped and proceeded to get a permit and do it right. I figured the height would be an issue, 11'6" at the roofs peak. But I didn't even get passed the zoning officer.
They're trying to tell me distance from rear needs to be 5', and left side, 10'. I obviously can't move the foundation, there are other trees/shrubs in the way as well as a pre existing r/r retaining wall.
So what would you do in this situation? Off the record the woman at the building dept told me, as long as my neighbors don;t e ver file a complaint about the shed, they'll never com looking for me/the shed
I plan on keeping everything as it is, but lowering the peak height to 10', a full 1 1/2' lower. I think it would significantly make the structure seem less noticeable.
Just not sure how to go about cutting my 7'6" header height down to 6'6 without disassembling the whole thing. Or if it's even possible. I'm having a contractor come look at it tonight to get his take on it.