A permit is not required for small manufactured sheds (storage/utility) under 50 square feet (5 x 10) in area, with no permanent base/slab. Sheds are not permitted in the front yard and the minimum set-back requirement from the rear and side property lines is 7.5’. Sheds need to be anchored to the ground for wind resistance. Anchoring kits are available from various manufacturers, Home Depot and Lowes.
Sheds greater than 50 square feet and less than 150 square feet and 10’ or less in height require a building permit. The required setback minimum is 7.5’ from the rear and side property lines. Sheds larger than 50 square feet but less than 120 square feet do not require signed and sealed engineering. The structure may be pre-fabricated or constructed using commonly accepted construction practices with approval from the building official. A survey/site plan showing that the shed will meet the 7.5’ set-back from the rear and side property lines and the construction details and specification must be submitted with the permit application.
For structures between 121-150 square feet, signed and sealed engineering or Florida State Manufactured Building approval is required. A survey/site plan showing that the shed will meet the 7.5’ setback from the rear and side property lines and the construction details and specification must be submitted with the permit application.
Structures over 150 square feet or 10’ in height must meet principle building setbacks and the Land Development Code requirements for Detached Garages. Principle building setbacks vary by zoning district. The city’s zoning maps and district regulations can be located at the following link: Zoning Districts & Maps. A survey and drawings and specifications signed and sealed by a registered design professional are required.
No Accessory structures are permitted in any platted easements.