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We know it can be frustrating to figure out what the requirements are for building a storage shed in your city. That is why we have compiled a list of Utah cities here and what we know about permit requirements* in each city.
*Note: This is only a intended to be a help and a guideline. These are not necessarily the official city requirements and we recommend checking with your individual city offices to verify this information.
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Click your city in the list below to see what available information we have on whether a building permit is required or not and what setbacks or other requirements you may have when considering placing a storage shed on your property. The requirements that we have listed with each city and county are not considered to be official documentation from the respective cities and Apex shed company is not affiliated with any city entity. All building permits and requirements are the sole responsibility of the home owner or property owner. Apex shed company does not issue or obtain building permits for any city or county in the State of Utah. All Utah Cities may not be listed. If you city or town is not on the list, we recommend contacting your city for more information.
Box Elder County
North Salt Lake
Salt Lake City
South Salt Lake
West Valley City
San Juan County
In most cases and in most Utah cities, a building permit is not required on any storage shed or accessory building that is 200 square feet or smaller. However, there are some cities that require a building permit for any shed larger than 120 square feet and even some cities that require a building permit on any shed regardless of size. Some of these cities do not charge a fee for shed building permits while others do. Some cities have setback requirements stating that any accessory shed or structure must be a certain distance from your property line. Others have limits on the height of a shed. Every city is different on how they enforce their ordinances. Some cities will only assess a fine for the amount of the permit for failure to acquire the correct permit. Others may require you to move or tear down any structure that does not meet their requirements. We recommend checking with your local building ordinances to determine if a permit or setbacks are required to build a storage shed on your property.
Our most popular shed sizes that maximize the allowable square footage of a shed without requiring a building permit are as follows:
for 200 Sq. Ft. = 10' X 20' or 12' X 16' or 14' X 14'
for 100 Sq Ft. = 10' X 12'
Note: We are still in the process of building this database.
We do not currently have building permit information for all of the cities and counties listed above. If you cannot click on the link for your city, we recommend that you contact your local building department.