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 that 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?