Detached Garage and Shed General Information
Accessory buildings, such as sheds and garages require permits prior to construction or placement on a lot. Construction methods for an accessory building (shed) 200 square feet or less are very minimal. With your permit request you will be asked to provide a site plan that shows where the shed is to be placed on the lot. Sheds are required to be anchored down (see anchoring handout PDF).
See below for more information of common questions about building a detached garage or placing shed on a property.
Garage and Shed - FAQ's
Detached garage or sheds cannot be larger than your house.If the building will be larger than 200 square feet in area then the construction requirements of the residential building code apply. For more information on building a garage or a shed larger than 200 square feet contact Building Services at (605) 367-8670.
The dimensions of the requested building (width and length) is needed to obtain a permit.A site plan showing the location of the new building, property lines and easements, etc. If you have a survey, it works very well as your site plan.