Residential Specific

Do I need a permit for a shed? 
Do I need a concrete floor in my garage or storage building? 
What kinds of footings are required under posts? 

 

Do I need a permit for a shed?

If the square footage of the shed is 200 square feet or greater or the shed is placed on a frost protected foundation (36” minimum), then a permit is required. Dimensions are taken from the outside edges of the structure. Please refer to the Residential Accessory Building Plan Requirements.



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Do I need a concrete floor in my garage or storage building?

If motor vehicles are to be used in the structure for any reason, then a non-combustible floor is required. A non-combustible floor can of asphalt or concrete. The area of floor used for parking of automobiles or other vehicles shall be sloped to facilitate the movement of liquids to a drain or toward the main vehicle entry doorway. Please refer to the Residential Accessory Building Plan Requirements.



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What kinds of footings are required under posts?

A concrete footing, six (6) inches thick minimum is required under the posts. For decks only, a concrete footing, eight (8) inches thick minimum is required under the posts. Pre-cast concrete blocks are allowed. All sack-type concrete must be properly wet-mixed, placed, and set prior to placing posts in holes. A footing inspection is required prior to placing concrete or footings.



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Last Updated: 05 JAN 2018
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