What are the City’s rules concerning sheds and carports?

These structures are considered accessory buildings. The City of Irving requires that all “accessory buildings, whether permanent or temporary, shall be securely affixed to the ground in a manner that will resist movement from storms or vandalism. All accessory buildings, whether permanent or temporary, shall meet the setback requirements.”

The City of Irving does not require a building permit for an accessory building that is 6 feet in any dimension or less; however, in those instances the buildings will still need to meet the setback requirements of the City of Irving Unified Development Code.

For accessory buildings of more than 6 feet in any dimension, a building permit is required. The City’s building inspectors will inspect the structure to ensure that it is securely anchored and installed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. What good does a permit do?
3. When do I need a permit?
4. What projects typically require a building permit?
5. When is a permit not required?
6. What does a permit cost?
7. How does the city ensure building permits are procured when required?
8. How do I know who has an approved building permit and who doesn’t?
9. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
10. How long does it take to get a building permit?
11. When do I need to start my construction project?
12. What is the difference between a “setback” and a “utility easement”?
13. What are the City’s rules concerning sheds and carports?
14. What should I look for in a contractor?
15. Who must be licensed?
16. Should I request the permit for the contractor?
17. I am having a problem with my house. I want the city to inspect it and tell me what is wrong.
18. I am planning on digging. What do I need to do?
19. Whar are the roof requirements for residential structures?
20. I just applied for a new commercial permit. How do I get an address assigned?