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Can I put a shed in my backyard?

Answer

Sheds and other accessory structures (garages, carports, pool house, etc.) less than 50% of the size of the principal structure may be permitted in the backyard, but there are regulations and setbacks that must be met. An accessory structure ten (10) feet or less in height must be three (3) feet or more from a side property line and five (5) feet from the rear property line. If the accessory structure is taller than ten (10) feet, the setback requirements of the zoning district must be met. Please contact the Planning Division  to confirm that your structure will meet the required building setbacks. The Building Safety Division can determine if a building permit is necessary.