Even though sheds are small structures, they still have to be approved by your local building department, receive a building permit, and follow building codes during construction. In addition, if you may have to comply with local neighborhood covenants.
Be sure to comply with building regulations and covenants concerning required setbacks from your property lines when constructing a shed. Setbacks, or the minimum distance a structure has to be from property lines, can vary, but usually are 15’ from back lot lines and 25’ from side lot line. If you need to build closer than the allotted space, you can apply for a variance from the building department.
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