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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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Glick woodworks did two customized projects in the last three years. Our beautiful 14x22 shed and our 13x13 potting shed. GORGEOUS!!! Glicks are service driven and know how to build that is tough and built to last, sturdy and structurally sound in their trade. Communication with us is enjoyable. They have storage and potting sheds ready to deliver on their lot in Mt Joy, Pa but also shine in customization. Love, love,love.......their whole business plan is impeccable, right up to the delivery day and beyond.Collaborating on future project. Thank you very much !
tracy taverner
tracy taverner
16:25 18 Apr 24
The guys there are very knowledgeable and they work around your budget. Would highly recommend them if you’re looking to get a shed or a garage. Nice guys to work with.
jenn garcia
jenn garcia
14:24 16 Mar 24
BEST IN THE BUSINESS!UPDATE 2/8/24 they are still the best in the business. Wanted to also provide a finished picture of Glick woodwork building.Custom design, build, delivery, and turn-key installation of our 30x50 4 car garage and attached breezeway in NJ.Daniel and his TEAM are absolutely the BEST in the business…hands down!Can’t wait for the next project for them
Allan Witten
Allan Witten
19:53 08 Feb 24
Having had 12x20 garage/shed by Glick Woodworks for seven months now and can tell that this is very solid and well built product. Equally important, it was a very easy and professional process to discuss design, get drawings, and finalize order. All my questions were answered, all emails and calls promptly responded to. The installation was right on time, fast, and just a pleasure to watch. Overall, I don't think I'll need another shed anytime soon, but if I do - I know where to go!
Arkady Sherman
Arkady Sherman
19:33 09 Dec 23
I needed to move a shed to a different property. Dave was quick to respond, scheduling was easy, especially important because I had a narrow timeframe to work with, and the move was smooth, uneventful, and with perfect placement. The person who did the move itself was informative, skilled, and pleasant. I highly recommend and will most definitely use again.
Jon Cabiria
Jon Cabiria
01:53 07 Dec 23
Amazing experience. Great communication and executed the job perfectly. Highly recommend!
Kaitlyn Murphy
Kaitlyn Murphy
15:46 12 Oct 23