Do I Need Consent To Build A Shed?

Is a shed considered a permanent structure?

Wood sheds or long-lasting structures are considered permanent storage solutions.

Large metal or resin sheds or garages don’t require foundations as much as a wood shed, but because of their size and price, consider them a permanent solution..

What is the largest shed you can build without a permit?

Per the California Residential Code, detached accessory structures that do not exceed 120 sq. ft. and do not contain plumbing, electrical, and or mechanical equipment, do not require a building permit, however a Planning Permit is required for these structures.

A building consent is granted if we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that the building code provisions would be met if the work is properly completed in accordance with the plans and specifications in the application. Building work that is considered low risk may not need consent under the Building Act.

How close to boundary can I build a shed?

How close can you build to the boundaries? On any site the building must be 1.5m from the side boundaries, 3.0m from the rear and 3.0m from the front. If this is the only accessory building that will be on site it can be 1.0m from the side boundary, 1.5m from the rear and 3.0m from the front.

What happens if I build something without a permit?

Permits ensure that construction is performed in compliance with state and local codes, including safety standards. … Failure to obtain a building permit is a violation of Contractors License Law. Further, construction performed without a permit can expose a homeowner to additional liability and costs.