Do I need a permit to add a shed to my property?

Sheds and other accessory structures such as detached garages that exceed 144 square feet require a building permit and a zoning permit. Permit applications must include the following:

  1. A sketch or plot plan of the property with the location and dimensions of the proposed shed and the setback distances to all property lines measured
  2. A description of the proposed shed that includes the material and dimensions (length, width and height)

A residential accessory structure that does not exceed 12′ in any dimension can be constructed without a building permit, but will still require a zoning permit. Planning and Zoning Staff will review the application to ensure that it meets the requirements for accessory buildings and structures per section 4-2 B of the Mebane Unified Development Ordinance.

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