Do I need a permit for a shed?

Sheds that are 120 square feet or less do not require a permit. 

Sheds over 120 square feet require a building permit and are subject to current zoning regulations. 

Visit the Permit Application Forms section of the Building Department page. Applications include instructions for submittal.

Please Note:
If your neighborhood has a Homeowner's Association they may have rules about shed placement, regardless of size.

Please contact the Building Department with any questions:

Phone:  518-490-2715 

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1. What kinds of home improvements require a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit for a fence?
3. Do I need a permit for a shed?
4. Do I need a permit for a roof replacement?
5. How do I apply for a building permit?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Does the Building Department do electrical inspections?
8. Where can I find my setback requirements?
9. How do I get Building Department records for a property?