Installing a shed in the yard comes with so much excitement. You are about to have a separate space where you can store different objects or use it for other purposes. You have researched what type of shed you need and every other detail related to having a modern shed in Texas.
But, do you know whether you need a permit to build one? Every country has separate restrictions and zoning laws. The idea of permit is not rocket science yet extremely important. Having one ensures that any addition to your property is of no harm to your neighborhood. The city officials get a chance to do a site inspection, review your project and offer the permission. Having a permit means you are following the state and city codes. Make sure you are adhering to the zoning requirements as well.
When you do not need a permit
There is some good news for you. There are instances when you do not need a permit to build a modern shed in Texas. Complying with these requirements will not need you to get a permit. Please take a look:
- If it is a single-storey shed
- It should be detached from the main property
- The space should not be more than 199 square feet
- The building should be less than 15 feet in height
- The structure is not built on a floodplain
- Your shed needs no plumbing
- It is used solely for storage purposes and not at all for living
Does your shed require electricity?
It would help if you had an electrical permit, which should be mentioned in your application. Most people need just one outlet or a source of light inside the shed. In case you hand over to an experienced electrician, the contractor will handle it all. In Texas, only the registered electricians get the permit if the job involves working with the main meter.
How much will a shed permit cost you?
This greatly depends on the city you are living in and the reality is that it does not cost a fortune. On an average, the charges in Texas are $15 to $25, most of the cities in Texas charge 1% and some areas charge a little more. The exact charge depends on how much you are willing to spend on a shed structure.
Rent-to-own options from SturdiShed
Everybody can have a shed in their yard because we offer flexible financing. You can rent-to-own our sheds. There is no commitment and credit needed. Enjoy easy ownership, early payoffs with discounts, loss damage waiver and affordable payments within 36-months and 60-months.
Why pay a penalty? Get your permissions
You should never build a modern shed in Texas without a permit. The process is simple but it can take a while. In case you are caught building a structure without a permit, the penalties can be harsh. Also, an illegal construction can bring down the value of your property. Have your permissions and get in touch with SturdiShed. We have more than 100 years of experience building backyard structures, including sheds, barns, garages, complete cabins, cabin shells and more.
We build sheds for you and your family. Our structures are not just a ceiling and four walls, they mean much more. You can design your own shed now. We promise you a perfectly customized backyard structure.