How high can I build a deck?
Decks, sidewalks and driveways with a walking surface not more than 30-inches (76 2mm) above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below are exempt from requiring a building permit. If greater than 30-inches above adjacent grade a building permit is required, a guard must be installed and must meet setbacks. Grade is measured at the lowest point from the deck to 6-feet out from the deck, sidewalk or drive. IRC Section 105, Reference Bulletin #8.

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1. Do carport structures with canvas covers for boats, cars and RV's require a permit?
2. How high can I build a deck?
3. How many storage sheds can I build on my property without requiring a permit and, how large can they be?