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One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses do not require a building permit provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.
However, any accessory building (whether exempt from a permit or not) would need to comply with the setback and zoning requirements associated with the parcel upon which it is to be constructed. Please contact the Planning Division at 805-237-3970 to obtain this information.
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Yes, except a pre-fabricated swimming pool accessory to a Group R, Division 3 Occupancy in which the pool walls are entirely above ground, the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons, and is less than 24 inches deep (California Building Code, Chapter 1, Section 105.2.9).
However, whether or not you are exempt from a permit, you would need to comply with the setback and zoning requirements associated with the parcel upon which it is to be constructed. Please contact the Planning Division at 805-237-3970 to obtain this information.
Yes, unless it’s 10 feet from the structure and less than 120 square feet in floor area.
Call Administrative Services Department, Water Services Division of the City of Paso Robles at 805-237-3996, or come in to 821 Pine Street. Find more information about hydrant meters.
Time frames vary based on factors such as the size of the project. Check out more information about plan review time frames.
The Architect Practice Act defines exempt buildings or structure in Business and Profession Code Section 5537 as follows:
No. However whenever an application for a building permit is submitted in the owner’s name as builder of such improvements, the completion and return of an Owner-Builder Verification Form (PDF) pursuant to Sections 19825 and 19826 of the California Contractors License Law is required.
The Contractors State License Board provides a license checking service
Forms and applications are available online, or you can pick them up in person at the Building Division, located at City Hall (1000 Spring Street, 2nd Floor).