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Do I need a permit to build a shed in my backyard?
Yes. If you are building the shed yourself, you are still required to obtain a permit. You will need to submit a Miscellaneous Permit Application (available at City Hall or on the city website) along with a copy of your site plan showing the location of the shed indicating the distance from your property lines and any other structure on your property (see setback requirements below). If the shed is going to be built on site, please submit detail frame drawings.

Be sure to indicate whether the shed is on a slab, blocks or piers (permanent foundation) or is portable (transportable, moveable, not attached to the ground). If the shed is less than 64 square feet (8x8) and is portable, no permit is needed, although you will still need to maintain the required setbacks.

If you are hiring a contractor to build the shed, the contractor must apply for the permit.

Building Inspections/Permits

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1. Do I need a permit to build a shed in my backyard?
2. What are the setbacks for a shed?
3. Do I need an inspection when the shed is completed?
4. How long does it take to get the shed permit?
5. What permits, if any, can be issued without a plan review?
6. Do I need a permit to pour a patio or build a deck?
7. What are the requirements for flat-work?
8. Do I have to permit to replace my hot water heater?
9. Do I need a permit to replace my AC conditioner / heater?
10. Can I do my own electrical / plumbing work?
11. Do I have to permit remodel work?
12. What type of work does not require a permit?
13. Can I install my own irrigation system?
14. Is drip irrigation required?
15. Do I need a permit to install / replace a fence?
16. Do I need an inspection when the fence is completed?
17. If I need an emergency installation of a water heater or A/C unit; do I need to wait until the contractor can get a permit?
18. Does the City of Cibolo require contactors to register?
19. What if I start work without a permit? (as a homeowner)
20. If I want to register as a contractor; what are the requirements?
21. Are there penalties for starting work without a permit?
22. Do I need a garage sale permit in the City of Cibolo?