6'x12' lean-too shed #5: talked to city building & permit folks. no permit needed, but setbacks to abide to

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 08-14-2018 02:00 AM 1465 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I initially started this shed build with the understanding from the county that I would need no permit if the structure was under 200 sq ft. Great! The project went smoothly up to the completion of wall framing. A friend said I had best check with the city as well. I halted the next step of siding and talked to the city building & permit office this Monday. Same as county. Under 200 sq ft requires no permit. However, setbacks much be adhered to. Such as: must be 5 feet from property line and 3 feet from main house structure wall, including garage. Well…oops! My shed is 2 feet. I asked what happens if not 3 feet. The lady said citation if neighbor complains that the shed is 2 feet from wall instead of 3 feet…and if not corrected, the city would require movement of shed or demolish.
Luckily…I’ll bet no one will complain of 2 vs 3 feet distance from garage shed. I’ll bet my shed on that :)
Just wanted to post blog entry on shed building & permit/city ordinance stuff to consider.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 03:50 PM

I think you’re fine for now. But you might have an issue when you go to sell the house if the buyers are sticklers.

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