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Old 10-10-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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Default Legal Shed Size in Brookhaven

What's the largest size shed I can have in Brookhaven township? Is it 100 sq feet? Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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What's the largest size shed I can have in Brookhaven township? Is it 100 sq feet? Thanks.
Yes

Thats what I put in.

I think you may be able to eek out 12 by 10 without anny issues.

Best

crooks
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Yes, I remember it being 10x10 also. When I sold my house a few years back, the issue of the shed came up as not having a CO, and they asked ME for the dimensions! so while it was a good 12x14, I guess I mis-measured a little (oops!)and said it was 10x10. There were no further questions and it never came up again.

But yes, 10x10.. ;-)
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:02 AM
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It's my understanding if you put the shed on a concrete slab it will be taxed differently? Permanent strucure.
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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It's my understanding if you put the shed on a concrete slab it will be taxed differently? Permanent strucure.
really...Hope someone knows for sure.....
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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really...Hope someone knows for sure.....
Yes, I was told it could be taxed. I'm on my second oner and built it on pallets, its 10X10 and had no problems. Its also my understanding that it must be 3ft off the propety line.

(9)Detached storage sheds, not greater than 12 feet in height above surrounding grade and not exceeding 600 square feet in floor area. All storage sheds shall be considered structures, however, storage sheds less than or equal to 100 square feet in floor area shall not require a building permit and may be located not closer than three feet from a side or rear property line
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Thanks LocalX
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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I also read that a shed could be up to 600 sq feet, but how would this be computed for tax purposes? Are sheds and garages taxed differently even if they are the same size (except for the height)?
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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I believe you read that incorrectly. A shed is 100 sq ft in Brookhaven. If you have a 600 sq ft "shed", the town is going to pick up on the size and correctly classify it as a garage. If the structure is built, but does not have a CO, you're going to need as built plans.

I do believe that they are taxed differently. My 100 sq ft shed adds nothing to my taxes, my detached garage does.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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I also read that a shed could be up to 600 sq feet, but how would this be computed for tax purposes? Are sheds and garages taxed differently even if they are the same size (except for the height)?

600 sq ft in Brookhaven= garage, 100 sq= shed.
Garage must be built to code and cannot excede 14ft in height. An attached garage can go as high as the house itself. They restrict detached height to keep people from illegally renting garages as apartments.
Keep in mind garages generally return .50 on the dollar from an investment perspective, so adding a garage is not a good investment and really isn't taxed that much. You would have to get your plans approved, then talk to the tax accessor to find out how much your taxes will increase.
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