Do I Need a Permit for a Shed?

A quality shed will be a permanent fixture of your backyard landscape for decades to come. Available in a wide range of sizes, there’s no doubt that a true Amish shed is a full building, delivered right to your backyard. However, many homeowners still aren’t sure if they need a shed permit to bring home the storage they need. That’s why one of the most common questions we hear is, “Do I need a permit for a shed?” In the vast majority of townships or boroughs, you do need to have one — keep reading to learn more about this requirement.

At Glick Woodworks, we’re an Amish shed builder that crafts a wide range of custom sheds and modular garages. In today’s blog, we’re breaking down the question, “Do I need a permit for a shed?” and giving you our perspective on the best way to handle it. Keep reading to learn more — or contact us right now to get started!

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Shed Building Requirements Explored

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In the vast majority of places where we build and deliver our structures, the shed building requirements mandate that a permit must be filed. Generally, this is a standard permit that is filed with your borough or township. It is extremely rare for a homeowner to have trouble getting a shed permit for the structure they want. So even if this isn’t the answer you were hoping to hear, it’s not bad news!

In almost every case, we recommend that customers buy or custom design their shed as the first step — prior to getting their shed permit. The timeline often lines up that the permit is approved before their shed is finished and ready for install. In addition, buying your structure ahead of time ensures that your township has all of the information needed to fill out the application. Generally, you’ll have to answer a few general questions about the structure, provide information about where on your land you’ll place it, and give information about Glick Woodworks’ insurance.

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Having any issues with any of these shed building requirements is very rare. The only time getting a shed permit is ever a challenge is when the size of your home lot is extremely small. However, if this is the case, there may be other logistical problems that keep you from having a shed. Other than extremely cramped lots, it is very unlikely there will be other issues qualifying for a new shed.

The only other shed building requirement you need to keep in mind is that if you have a Homeowners Association (HOA), you need to check with them BEFORE buying your shed. The HOA may stipulate additional requirements about the shed siding or colors that you need to follow. Fortunately, we can build a truly diverse range of different style sheds!

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Ask Shed Permit Questions & Buy Now

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When it comes to the question, “Do I need a permit for a shed?”, the answer in the vast majority of cases is yes, you do. However, since getting a shed permit is often very easy, you don’t need to worry about not being able to get the storage you need. That’s why we recommend finding your favorite backyard shed design or custom building something with our team right now. However, if you have more questions, you can also reach out to us about that as well.

At Glick Woodworks, our Amish sheds are popular with homeowners thanks to their luxury style, their durable quality, and their competitive price point. The first step is to reach out to our team to get prices and to discuss delivery.

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