Is a permit required to build a storage shed at my house?

If the shed is one story and has a roof area that measures less than 200 square feet and is an accessory structure to a one- or two-family dwelling, then a permit is not required. However, there are still specific setback requirements from the property line. For the specific setback requirements contact the Planning Department at 360-863-4513.

Show All Answers

1. What is the difference between the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)?
2. What building codes are enforced in the City of Monroe?
3. Is a permit required to build a storage shed at my house?
4. What do I need to know before I hire a contractor?
5. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. What is the design criteria in Monroe?
8. What do I need to do if I want to add onto my house?
9. Where may I access building permit applications?
10. Where do I get an electrical permit?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
13. Do I need a building permit to install a swimming pool or spa / hot tub at my house?
14. May I get copies of the plans for my house?
15. May I start work before my permit is issued?
16. May I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor? What if I am a tenant and want to do the work myself?
17. Does the city have a Basic Plan program for residential?