I want to put a shed on my property, what are the rules for that?

In residential zoning districts you are allowed one shed that does not exceed sixty four (64) square feet in ground coverage and nine (9) feet in height (typically 8’x8’) that can be placed to the rear of the dwelling no closer than five (5) feet from side and rear lot lines. If the shed is larger than that it must meet the setbacks for the zone it is located in.  In all instances a building permit must be applied for and issued before the shed can be installed.

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1. Can I apply for a building permit online?
2. When do I need to apply for a building permit?
3. As a homeowner can I apply for a building permit?
4. How do I determine what type(s) or work require the contractor(s) that I hire to have certain licenses?
5. I want to put a shed on my property, what are the rules for that?
6. Do I need a permit to erect a fence?
7. How do I know what zone my property is in?
8. What are the building dimensional requirements for the zone my property is in?
9. • How do I check the status of a building permit or building permits that have been issued on a property?
10. How do I find information for a specific property?