Do detached garages require a building permit?

Yes, garages over 400 square feet must have a building permit. No lot can be covered more than 30% of the gross lot area by accessory structures. Garages cannot be placed over easements and can only be located in the side or rear yard of a house but it shall not be nearer than the main building to any side lot line. If vehicular access to a garage is perpendicular to the alley line, a setback of at least ten (10) feet from the alley line shall be required.

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1. Where do I get a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit?
2. Is a building permit required for a storage shed?
3. Do detached garages require a building permit?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. I want to put a fence around my backyard. Do I need a permit?
6. I want to do some exterior remodeling, for what do I need a permit?
7. What are the permit requirements for interior remodeling?
8. Who may get a building permit?