While it’s important to check with your local county, city, or township, most locations in Georgia only require a permit to build or place a shed if it’s 120 square feet or larger, or if it’s more than one story high.
There are also other factors that may determine whether or not a permit is needed to build a shed. These factors may change depending on locality.
Factors that determine if I need a shed permit in Georgia:
Size and height– As we mentioned before, most localities only require a shed permit if the shed is 120 square feet or larger, or if it’s more than 1 story.
Location– The regulations around sheds vary from area to area. If you live in a densely populated area, there may be more regulations that you’ll have to deal with. For example, you may be required to keep your shed a certain distance from a property line, or away from certain historical buildings or neighborhoods.
Intended use– There may be additional regulations, depending on the intended use of your shed. For instance, if you plan to convert your shed into a living space, there may be a different set of regulations you’ll be subject to, like those for a tiny home.
Electrical and plumbing– An additional permit may be required for your shed if you add plumbing or electrical. For example, some counties and cities require an electrical permit if you add wiring to your shed, even if it’s smaller than 120 square feet.