Accessory Buildings

 ACCESSORY BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
Sheds-Garages-Carports
CITY OF ZEPHYRHILLS – BUILDING DEPARTMENT
 813-780-0020

1a: Any ready made, manufactured, prefab or custom built on site must have plans, tie-down instructions, signed and sealed by a                Florida registered engineer certifying compliance with Florida Board Code Section 1606 concerning 140 m.p.h. wind load.

OR

      If to be constructed by homeowner, plans must be certified same as above. Survey is required unless property corners are found          and staked.

1b: Accessory buildings shall be engineered for 140 m.p.h. wind load.

 2. Homeowner is responsible for set-backs and tie down requirements.

 3. Plot plan needed showing existing and proposed buildings with all measurements indicated.

     a. Required Set-backs: Ten (10) feet from side and rear property lines. No encroachment within the Front setback of Twenty                      (20) feet.

     b. Note: Sheds that are 90 square feet or less are classed as portable and may be placed with a five (5) foot setback. Only                          two (2) portable sheds per lot allowed.  Concrete pad allowed, but if structured with a footer, setback of ten (10) foot is                            required. 

     c. Tie Downs: All outbuildings or sheds shall be secured to the slab or to the ground. If ground screw type anchors are used                        they shall be a minimum of 48” in length and one for each corner for small units (10’x10’) or less. Larger units shall                                use 48” anchors each 10 feet. Tie down metal bands will be placed over the top of building from anchor to                                              anchor. If concrete anchors are used, then one each 24” around bottom plate unless superseded by sealed engineered plans.

 4.  Permit fee is based on purchase value, contract price, or $10.00 per square foot with minimum $45.00 permit fee. If electrical                 or plumbing is to be installed there is an additional fee of $45.00 each.

 5.  Accessory structures shall not be rented or inhabited.

 6.  Permit application required for submittal and review time for permitting is a minimum of ten working days after submittal date.

 7.  All accessory uses to a principal use shall be located in a zoning district that permits the principal use.