Kevin, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA

Permit for storage shed

Asked by Kevin, San Jose, CA Tue Nov 9, 2010

Some websites say

A one story detached accessory structure to be used for a tool or storage shed, playhouse or similar use with a floor area of 120 square feet or less and a maximum height of 15 feet does not required a building permit.

City of San Jose reguires permit for storage shed and deck.

Does permit required to build a storage shed in unincorporated areas like Burbank and Fruitdale?

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Every city is different so check with the Building Department. Also inquire about set backs from property lines and buildings.

Eric Soderlund
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 10, 2010
I agree. Every city is different and has different rules and regulations. I would definitely check and see what these are. Were you able to figure it out for San Jose? I am going to be moving there soon and want to know what you found out.
Gary Puntman |
Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014
Always good to be sure - my suggestion is to go on down to the town hall and ask your question directly so you get the right answer.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 9, 2010
Burbank is not unincorporated; it's a separate city, and yes, you would need a permit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 9, 2010
I didn't need one in Los Gatos (unincorporated) for under 200 sq. ft.
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