Buliding a Shed in Fishtown

abadand becky's picture

Does anyone have the quick and dirty on the requirements and size restrictions for building a shed on ones property in Fishtown?

Thanks!

dan's picture

Not offhand. However, as

Not offhand.

However, as you're getting advice and information, it may help avoid confusion to know that to long-term Fishtowners a "shed" means an extension on the back of the house - generally, a porch or porch-like structure that was enclosed and is now used as a kitchen, bathroom, and/or laundry room

kdubs215's picture

If you mean a storage shed

If you mean a storage shed do what you want no need for permits

netable's picture

dan wrote:Not

dan wrote:

Not offhand.

However, as you're getting advice and information, it may help avoid confusion to know that to long-term Fishtowners a "shed" means an extension on the back of the house - generally, a porch or porch-like structure that was enclosed and is now used as a kitchen, bathroom, and/or laundry room

Ha, I was just going to respond thinking this Guy was putting an addition on' I don't think that just "Fishtowners" would think that, but Kenzo's, port Richmonders' and Bridesburgers' Harrowgaters'. Juanitatians' NPers'. SPers'. etc =)

codergrrl's picture

Being as almost every

Being as almost every (older) house has one, I'm thinking there probably aren't many restrictions on it!

dan's picture

netable wrote: I don't think

netable wrote:

I don't think that just "Fishtowners" would think that, but Kenzo's, port Richmonders' and Bridesburgers' Harrowgaters'. Juanitatians' NPers'. SPers'. etc =)

agreed. didn't mean to imply otherwise.

yeah yeah's picture

If you attach it to your

If you attach it to your home and run electric, plumbing to it (like a proper Fishtown shed), it's called an addition. You technically need permits although 90% of the construction in Philly does not get them because the system is so arcane.

If you are putting up a home depot shed on block, no permit.

abadand becky's picture

It is not attached. Does

It is not attached. Does anyone know what the set back requirements are?

panderson's picture

Try searching the

Try searching the www.phila.gov website.

fishtownfreak's picture

From what the poster has

From what the poster has stated it looks to be a storage shed, like one you would buy from Home Depot or Lowes,or like they said they will build one. Just make sure that you have it off of the dirt.....either support it with cinder blocks,pour a cement pad, or put stone under it

karp's picture

1. is the shed freestanding

1. is the shed freestanding or attached to the house?
2. is the shed going to have its own foundation?

Your best bet is to go through L+I, make sure it is all done right and up to code. That headache now will save you headaches down the road if a nieghbor or local resident calls L+I and tell them you made a shed without permits.

smallspark's picture

Hi abadand becky - on a

Hi abadand becky - on a totally unrelated matter, would you check your pm's?

:)

smallspark