Accessory Buildings / Storage Sheds

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General Information

  • Accessory buildings larger than 120 square feet in area require a permit
  • Structures larger than 240 square feet in area have additional restrictions
  • Structures taller than 15 feet or greater than 600 square feet in area require a Special Use Permit (SUP) 

Complete information related to accessory buildings is available on the City’s web site in Section K (3) and Section L of Article VII of the city’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.


Plans submittal requirements

  • A copy of a site plan or Property Survey of your property with dimensions showing the location of the accessory building on the property
  • Plans with dimensions indicating how the structure will be constructed and anchored. These plans should include foundation plans, elevation drawings, materials used and spacing of framing members
  • If electricity or plumbing is be installed, please use the Residential Dwelling Application , so that subcontractors may be listed. Additional fees and inspections may apply.


Inspections
An inspection needs to be scheduled upon completion of work.

Applications and Fees
A permit fee is required, and an application must be completed and submitted to the Building Inspection department. Please call 972-466-3225 with any questions.

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