Building a Detached Garage / Storage Building

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Select an option below to find information about the permits, process and fees for building a detached garage, storage building or other detached accessory structures.

  1. Do I Need A Permit?
  2. Who Should Apply?
  3. Documents
  4. Resources
  5. Process
  6. Payment and Fees
  7. Typical Inspections

Do I Need A Permit?

If you are doing any of the following you will need a Residential Building Permit …
(This is not an all-inclusive list. If you have a question as to whether you need a permit please call 540-772-2065)

  • Storage Buildings over 256 sq. ft. (If under 256, the same paperwork will be needed but a Zoning Permit will be issued)
  • Pre-Constructed Storage Buildings (If under 256, the same paperwork will be needed but a Zoning Permit will be issued)
  • Garages or Addition to Existing Garages
  • Pre-Constructed Garages 
  • Carports
  • Pre-Constructed Carports (This would include the metal covers)
  • Gazebos