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Old 01-17-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Danbury, CT
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FYI, seems like at least a few towns I know people live in, say if the shed isn't permanently in the ground, as in cemet footings, it doesn't need a permit.
Appreciate the response, SmarterGuy. It's always nice to hear about what others are doing or required to do even after finding out what the city requires. I've learned that you can call the same place three times with the same question and, depending on who answers the phone, get three different answers, so any feedback or real-life experiences are always welcomed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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FYI, seems like at least a few towns I know people live in, say if the shed isn't permanently in the ground, as in cemet footings, it doesn't need a permit.
Usually the towns will have a size limit. In our town is is 80 square feet which is an 8 by 10 shed. Willow wind mentions 400 square feet which is a 20 by 20 building. That is basically a two car garage. Again, give the city a call. Jay
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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to the OP;

Can you make do with a slightly smaller building- say 7' x 7'. Rubbermaid makes a small outdoor shed of full height of that size.

Wooden sheds, because they are considered a permanent structure, get taxed and therefore have rules and regulations. I'm wondering if the same applies to a plastic building ? Just trying to think of ways to get you around that awful permit.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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My advice is build a smaller shed or one thats portable. Meaning not secured to the Earth by underground pillars or cement. I image that store bought ones are fine. This way you dont have to get the permit.

I dont know the size limit for each town but even a small 8x8 at 64sq ft doesnt sound like a permit needing thing. If it is then whats next, a permit for small garden containers in the yard? Or one of those purchased greenhouses with the zipper.

I would take the advice of some here by calling the town but as soon as you do that, the red flag goes off and they know "thoughts" are on your mind. Its easy for them to drive by after that. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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My advice is build a smaller shed or one thats portable. Meaning not secured to the Earth by underground pillars or cement. I image that store bought ones are fine. This way you dont have to get the permit.

I dont know the size limit for each town but even a small 8x8 at 64sq ft doesnt sound like a permit needing thing. If it is then whats next, a permit for small garden containers in the yard? Or one of those purchased greenhouses with the zipper.

I would take the advice of some here by calling the town but as soon as you do that, the red flag goes off and they know "thoughts" are on your mind. Its easy for them to drive by after that. Good luck.
I will not call the town at all if my neighbors are not nosy. Im not building a nuclear reactor and it's none of their business if I adhere to setbacks and safety regulation.

I suggest calling with a fake name and your distant neighbors address just in case the town do a drive by to rob u.
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